Ludovsky wrote:Then again, considering his other name is "The Prince" I feel it is more likely to be the first option... (it's also an interesting name since Prince implies rulership... but not the first of a line.
Actually Prince is just another noble title (though it is a somewhat invented one, meaing a sovereign of non-monarchial status). It has in the western and nothern European kingdoms come to mean 'the king's son', but the kings's son has no real title as such, he is instead granted the primiere noble title, that of Prince. Meaning literally 'first' as it comes from the Latin word of 'Princeps', which was the actual title of the Roman Emperors (Diocletian started the use of Dominus as the primary title, ending the use of Princeps). Often it is taken to mean more expandedly 'first among equals', as that was how many kingdoms were ruled initally, with the king merely being the most powerful noble and the others having a great deal of say in the rule of the kingdom. Also, the old 'Princeps Senatus' has that meaning too, which appears to be the oldest usage of Princeps as a title.
You can see this in many smaller non-kingdom independant states that went by the name of 'principalities' (see Prince of Wales, as Wales was actually a principality, though today it has no legal basis). These noblerun states were not that different from kingdoms (in face their other name is 'princedom'), other than the main ruler was a Prince or Grand Prince. For instance Novgorod and several other Russian principalities (seems redundant to say it like that, but 'state' or 'nation' is even more wrong) were ruled by Princes. As were a great many of the German members of the HRE. In fact when Martin Luther speaks of 'the Princes' he speaks of the rulers of the land in a literal sense, he means the actual Princes, not as a metaphor for rulers. Even if the title itself is a metaphor for ruler. This convoluted way of explaining it comes from the fact that the German Princes had actual responsibilities pertaining to the title of Prince, even if they themselves were Dukes or one of the many types of Counts.
Thankfully in Danish we have a different title for Prince compared to king's son (Fyrste and Prins respectively), making this destinction more easily understood. Though I have to admit that it is a little silly as both titles have the same meaning, with Fyrste coming directly from the Danish word of first (første).
So The Prince can literally mean The Usurper is the First, the premiere, the greatest, the most grand, or if we look at the Usurper's story, the only. It is less likely, to me at least, that it is meant to induce a sort of heir system, with The Usurper taking over from the older Suul'ka. As that would indicate that they were entirely good enough, and the transfer of power is merely a formality of time (sooner or later The Usurper would get that power somehow). The Usurper hates the other Suul'ka greatly for the pain they have inflicted, and is adamant about pulling them down, as much as rising up (though technically it would amount to the same thing).