The Record of the North
The King in Shadows
The pretender to the throne of Reyen, and the supposed head of the Kingsmen
Some say that House Ogorin’s attempts to purge the House of Draenwys after the death of Laerdis V in 2234 K were not entirely successful. Prospon, Laerdis V’s first cousin , disappeared while on pilgrimage and was never found, which led many at the time to speculate that he survived in hiding, perhaps at a distant court. Some now claim that Prospon’s son has returned to Reyen under the nom de guerre of the King in Shadows in order to overthrow the corrupt rule of House Ogorin. Whether this is true or not, it seems that someone calling himself the King in Shadows does command the loyalty of a growing number of people in Reyen, particularly the disaffected in the shantytowns and tent cities outside the wall.