The Brewing Tempests
The old, dying king of the Hosca
Extremely old, King Gudrik was a child present at the Battle of the Gray River. Having seen the defeat of the combined Rutani and Hosca forces by Naxos, he has consistently opposed rebelling against the Kandari since his taking the throne over a half century ago. However, he lacks a descendant, throwing the succession into turmoil. He has a nephew, Hakon, who has a legitimate claim, but his support among the clans is weak and he is opposed by his rival Skopti and the belligerent Orrin.