Strengths: Bucking Tradition, Rewarding Success
Weaknesses: Watching His Back
First Appearance: TBFGK 78
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-p079
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-p079 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-p034
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.
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.
Real World References
King Saline IV bears a striking resemblance to King Friday XIII from the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood children's television show.
|Ruler of Gobwin Knob||Succeeded by:|
Stanley the Plaid