Curse of the Crimson Throne
King Eodred Arabasti II
His rule is steady, even if his insatiate appetites drain the city’s coffers. His ability to navigate the rocks and shoals of Chelish diplomacy earned the city favourable trade agreements with the Old Empire, but rumours persisted of the king’s womanising habits and his spendthrift ways. Despite his fondness for a soft touch, he has to date produced no heir to the throne, the latest in a line of rulers affected by the Curse of the Crimson Throne. Edicts proclaim Eodred II the Saffron King, likening his reign to one of abundance, in which honey and spice flood the markets. The city’s downtrodden have another name for Eodred, though – the Stirge King, a man whose squandering ways are slowly bleeding his city dry.