Knights of the Longbox
King Leo Arthas
The Warrior King Leo Arthas is the ruler of the Kingdom of Ulthar. He seized the throne in 127 following a brief coup. Arthas, with the help of his wife, Silvie, gained the support of a majority of city-states and a reputation for his role in the uprising against Ulthar in 124, he subdued the noble bureaucracy and seized the throne for himself. His first action was disbanding the formal bureaucracy that ruled the nation under the Blue Banner and giving himself unquestioned power.
Arthas has since found rule a bit of a challenge, more interested in maintaining an armed border with Turm and enriching the Rose Palace’s coffers. The death of Silvie in 142 accelerated his disinterest with rule until the Orc Wars began, which reinvigorated the King, bringing him back onto the battlefield for the first time since he was a young man.
With the orc tribes mostly disbanded again, Arthas finds the crown increasingly heavy and outside of the capital, his influence is rarely felt.