King Saline IV

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King Saline IV
Race: Men
Tribe: Plaid Tribe
Faction: Gobwin Knob
Class: Ruler (King)
Special: Royal

[edit] Proposed Canon

Strengths: Bucking Tradition, Rewarding Success

Weaknesses: Watching His Back

First Appearance: TBFGK 78

King Saline IV was Ruler of Gobwin Knob prior to his demise.

He also promoted Stanley from a simple Piker to Warlord. Pleased with Stanley's performance with the Arkenhammer, the King promoted him to Chief Warlord and eventually made him Heir Designate, at great expense.Erf-b1-p079Same-site.PNG

At some subsequent moment Gobwins broke alliance with Gobwin Knob (which Sizemore considers very odd), captured the city and croaked King Saline IV.Erf-b1-p079Same-site.PNG Stanley who was a Heir Designate recaptured the city and became Ruler -- an Overlord because he was not Royal. Ansom believed that Stanley orchestrated this rebellion to come to power.Erf-b1-p034Same-site.PNG

Vurp the Hobgobwin apparently knows something about the overthrow of King Saline. He lied to Parson when asked about this. He is likely the last unit other than Stanley with firsthand experience of the event.

[edit] Speculation

It's possible that either Stanley or Wanda ordered Vurp not to reveal what he knows about King Saline's overthrow. As Charlie has a affinity to Natural Allies provided by the Arkendish it is also possible that he instigated the overthrow and bound Vurps ability to talk about it with something similar to his Deal of a Lifetime.

As King Saline IV was himself a Royal, this means Gobwin Knob was a Royal side until after his death. The warlords Archduke Ferdinand and Lady Phat-Singh may have been nobles popped during or before his rule.

[edit] Real World References

Bears a striking resemblance to King Friday XIII from the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood children's television show.[1]

Name "Saline IV" (which can be read as "Saline the Fourth", but also as "Saline I.V.")Erf-b1-p078Same-site.PNG is a pun on Saline IV.


Preceded by:
Unknown
Ruler of Gobwin Knob Succeeded by:
Stanley the Plaid
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