All this treasure is mine!
|—King Audon IV, The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Bonus Game)|
King Audon IV, better known as the Greedy King, is a minor character first mentioned in the fourth Dark Parables game, The Red Riding Hood Sisters and who makes an appearance in the bonus game, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. He was the ruler of the Mist Kingdom and whom greed lead to its downfall.
King Audon IV is not based on a particular fairytale character.
Appearance and Personality Edit
As shown in The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Greedy King had a mean, pompous look to him. He had short brown hair and was clean shaven. He always dressed in the utmost of regal finery, as wealth and status were extremely important to him.
The Greedy King valued wealth above all else. He even has this inscription on a statue of himself: "Wealth Alone Triumphs". He was willing to do whatever it took to acquire more wealth - no matter the consequences to the kingdom he rules. It has been observed by The Boy Who Cried Wolf that Audon's ancestors would have been disgusted by his selfish and cowardly ways.
King Audon IV ruled over the beautiful and prosperous Mist Kingdom. He enjoyed a decadent lifestyle, spending lavish amounts of money on himself, his palace, artwork, statues and other treasures. However, he was never satisfied with the amount of wealth and treasures he possessed; he always wanted more. It was this tendency that led to his being known throughout the land as the Greedy King.
One day, he learned of a relic called the Wolf Talisman that could open a portal to a Fabled Land full of boundless treasures. He sought out the Talisman and learned that a scholarly man in the village possessed it. He paid the man a visit, but when the man would not turn the Talisman over, he resorted to force.
Unbeknownst to the Greedy King, the man's son was hiding in the cellar. He found the Talisman and escaped the house with it. He managed to rescue his father, but the two were ultimately caught by the King and brought to his palace in the Mist Kingdom.
The King forced the boy, whom the Talisman had bonded with, to open the portal to the Fabled Land. The King rejoiced in his success as the boy did so. However, opening the portal unleashed a darkness upon the Mist Kingdom, one that swallowed it whole. In his ruthless quest for more wealth, the King had ignored all warnings and ended up sacrificing his entire kingdom for nothing.
The Greedy King perished right beside the portal he wanted so badly to open. His skeletal remains still lie there to this day.
Relevant Parables Edit
The Mist Kingdom (from The Red Riding Hood Sisters)
Once, a beautiful and prosperous kingdom flourished in the misty valley. In the center of the kingdom was an opulent palace, built by a greedy King who enjoyed a decadent lifestyle. Unsatisfied with his hoards of wealth, the King spent his days hunting for more. One day, his scholars discovered a magical Talisman that could open a portal to a magical world full of unimaginable treasures. Blinded by greed, the King had the Talisman triggered, bridging the magical world to his own. Unknown to all, the realm was guarded by the Wolf Lord and his loyal wolf companions. When the portal opened, legions of wolves and black mist sprang forth, blanketing the land. The kingdom was dragged into the portal, disappearing forever from this world. Since then, on nights of the full moon, some people have caught glimpses of a palace lying in ruins in the valley. However, whoever dares venture into the lost Mist Kingdom is never seen alive again.
- The Queen of the Mist Kingdom (wife)
- King Audon IV's outfit bears a resemblence to Napoleon Bonaparte's coronation robes.
Quotes by King Audon IV Edit
- "Where is the Talisman?"
- "How dare you, boy! You stole my treasure and blew a hole in my palace."
- "Give me the Talisman!"
- "Help me, and I'll let your father live."
- "Guards, take our little guest away."
- "Hurry and open the portal for me."
- "All this treasure is mine!"
Quotes about King Audon IV Edit
- "Judging from these accounting notes, the King was a real spendthrift."
- "The note states that the King is raising taxes to fund another treasure hunting expedition."
- "The elaborately embroidered robes and the heavy velvet crown make the King look pompous and vain." (observation by Fairytale Detective about portrait of King Audon IV)
- "This portrait looks nothing like the Greedy King. I guess he forced the artist to draw him like this." (observation by Boy Who Cried Wolf about portrait of King Audon IV)
- "The King's collection of treasures outshines my father's collection. How did he amass such wealth?"