Description[edit | edit source]
Algenus is a middle-aged, bearded man with a blond beard, and a heartfelt, guileless voice. A modest gold circlet usually crowns his head, hard to see against his golden-blond hair. He is always smiling, and is known for his courage, skill, and attractive laugh. he is renowned as a canny fighter, said to have a sixth sense for danger and a peculiarly keen ability to react at speed to changing surroundings. On the other hand, he can sometimes have a temper and act impulsive. He is the only person in the Realm to have earned knighthoods at all five courts. He loves his wife and children. He isn’t a particularly inquisitive or deep-thinking man — he leaves that to his wife — but is so honorable and courteous and gallant that he is impossible to hate.
The High King’s entire purpose for existing is to keep the Wilds in check by expanding the orderly peace of the Realm.
History[edit | edit source]
As a humble young man from Kenrith, Algenus had been chosen as one of the two candidates to quest for the high rulership. The Questing Beast had given him a blessed sword as the mark of its favor. Algenus and Linden both quested for years after they had been chosen. In the course of time, they fell in love, but they weren’t always questing together.
In Linden's absence, Algenus became enthralled by a witch. The witch became pregnant of Rowan and Will and killed the twins for their blood, which she intended to drink to extend her life. Linden gave up her sword's power to restore life to them and took them in as her own kids when she married Algenus. Unlike his wife, Algenus completed the High Quest and he was proclaimed as sole High ruler.
Almost eighteen years later, Algenus was abducted by the anarchist planeswalker Oko and turned into a magnificent stag. His children Rowan and Will Kenrith managed to find him in the Wilds, but couldn't prevent him from being mortally wounded by Queen Ayara during the Wild Hunt. As there was still life in Algenus' own sword, Linden used it to return him to the world of the living. .
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