Jaredite Era

The Reign of Morianton

Ether 10:9

Morianton was a descendant of Riplakish who gathers some forces and conquers some cities back from the main body of Jaredites; after more struggles and battles, he is successful in regaining the entire kingdom.

And it came to pass after the space of many years, Morianton, (he being a descendant of Riplakish) gathered together an army of outcasts, and went forth and gave battle unto the people; and he gained power over many cities; and the war became exceedingly sore, and did last for the space of many years; and he did gain power over all the land, and did establish himself king over all the land.

Ether 10:10–11

Morianton is good to his people, and eases their burden, personally, however, is was not a moral or righteous man.

And after that he had established himself king he did ease the burden of the people, by which he did gain favor in the eyes of the people, and they did anoint him to be their king. And he did do justice unto the people, but not unto himself because of his many whoredoms; wherefore he was cut off from the presence of the Lord.

Ether 10:12

Morianton’s public policies lead to economic prosperity.

And it came to pass that Morianton built up many cities, and the people became exceedingly rich under his reign, both in buildings, and in gold and silver, and in raising grain, and in flocks, and herds, and such things which had been restored unto them.