Shadows of Vorucia
Osthamus Degrott is a human, and the current ruling King of Vorucia. He achieved his position through military strength, and through diplomacy. In other words, he is not necessarily of noble blood, and he was not born into the position, but acquired it through his military genius, diplomatic prowess, and strong charismatic character.
Osthamus Degrott was actually raised in Senmoria, born several years after the Battle for Senmoria during the Tolmoric Uprising. He is about 47 years old, has long black hair, with a beard to match it, and has been called by many a fierce and courageous warrior. However, in addition to being a warrior, he was also a gifted leader, a brilliant strategist, and a cunning diplomat. He used all of these skills to earn the respect and loyalty of other powerful leaders in the land after he himself became the Lord of Senmoria at the age of 25… a position he acquired after defeating the former Lord in a dual to the death with longswords. After gaining control of the army of Senmoria, he went about gaining ally after ally, and soon had over half of the city states in Vorucia allied beneath him. This is what eventually led him to become crowned the new King of Vorucia.
He is a leader who listens to his citizens, takes wise advice into great consideration, and wants the best for his citizens. However, some still believe that he is too “soft” to rule an empire of this size and strength. For this reason, there are several factions who would like to take control instead of him, and are constantly challenging him and attempting to muddy his name and bring him down. So far, however, these attempts have been unsuccessful.