However, he soon found that he needed more challenges. Starting in 268, he led several exploratory expeditions to survey the area around Medvedgorod, which was poorly known by those early settlers.
He was a great leader, and many in Medvedgorod felt he could rule the settlement better than Volodomyr?, a sentiment he soon believed as well. However, his loyalty to his father, brother, and the people of Medvedgorod prompted him to lead those who followed him south, to a site on the Irtysh River, and found the city of Ryazan rather than seize his brother's coronet.
Pronunciation: HAY-kon ROOR-ik-son