|King Roald V †|
|King of Tortall|
|In Own Right|
|Style||His Royal Majesty|
|Start of Reign||422 HE (Jasson III abdicated)|
|End of Reign||439 HE|
|Predecessor||King Jasson III|
|Successor||King Jonathan IV|
|King's Champion||Duke Gareth of Naxen|
|Prime Minister||Duke Gareth of Naxen|
|Crown Prince of Tortall|
|Heir to the Throne|
|Style||His Royal Highness|
|Tenure||396 HE - 422 HE|
|Predecessor||Crown Prince Jasson|
|Successor||Crown Prince Jonathan|
|Years of Service|
|Died||March, 438 HE (suicide)|
|Noble House||Conté family|
|Ancestors|| King Jonathan I †|
King Roger III
King Gareth III
|Grandparents||King Baird IV †|
|Parents|| King Jasson III †|
Queen Daneline †
|Siblings||Younger brother †|
|Wife||Queen Lianne †|
|Children||King Jonathan IV|
|Grandchildren|| Crown Prince Roald|
|Descendants|| Lianokami of Conté|
|Other Family|| Roger of Conté † (nephew)|
Gary of Naxen (nephew)
Gareth of Naxen (brother-in-law)
|Residence||Tortallan Royal Palace|
|Knight Master||King Jasson III|
|Tortallan Universe character|
|First Appeared||Alanna: The First Adventure|
|Last Appeared||In the Hand of the Goddess|
Roald V of Conté (pronounced ROH-ahld of kohn-TAY), called The Peacemaker, was King of Tortall from 422 HE upon his father's abdication until 439 upon his death. He married Lady Lianne of Naxen in 417 HE and had one son with her: Jonathan IV of Conté. He is a member of House Conté, the ruling family of Tortall.
Roald of Conté was born in 393 HE. He married Lianne when he was 24 years old and their only child Jonathan was born five years later.
By the time Alanna of Trebond arrived at the royal palace to train as page Roald was already King. The Tusaine War took place under his reign as did Duke Roger's first regicide attempts. The revelation that a girl had undergone her training for knighthood disguised as a boy caused much mayhem at the court and Roald introduced the Page Examinations a year later in early 439 HE. In the following March his wife died. Roald committed suicide at the age of 46 three weeks later.
Personality and Traits
Roald isn't called "the Peace-Keeper" without reason. He is very intent on keeping the peace with his neighbouring countries and in the war with ne]</ref> h even gave his soldiers the order not to cross the amily== His son.
Roald is also very anxious for his family, worrying not only for his son when he falls fatally ill of the Sweating Sickness, but also for his wife, whose health is very feeble. When she dies in 439 HE, he commits suicide.
His son and heir is Jonathan IV of Conté, the current king. Roger of Conté is his nephew by an unknown sibling, Sir Gareth is his nephew by marriage, and Roald, Kalasin, Liam, Lianne, Jasson, and Vania are his grandchildren through Jonathan, and Thayet jian Wilima. He also has two great-grandchildrren: Lianokami, through Roald and the Yamani princess Shinkokami, and Binur Iliniat, through Kalasin, and Kaddar Iliniat. Roald never got to know his son's offspring, because he died before Jon even knew his future wife, Thayet jian Wilima.
Alysy of Conté † - Roger III of Conté ┬ Jessamine of Conté │ Gareth III of Conté │ ? generations │ Jasson III of Conté ┬ Daneline of Jesslaw │ Naxen ┌——————————————————┴————————————————┐ │ │ │ Lianne of Naxen ┬ Roald V of Conté unnamed brother ┬ unnamed wife │ │ Jonathan IV of Conté ┬ Thayet jian Wilima Roger of Conté │ ┌———————————————————┴———┬———————————————————————————————————┬———————————┬———————————————┬——————————————————┐ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ Iliniat │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ │ Shinkokami ┬ Roald VI of Conté Kalasin of Conté ┬ Kaddar Iliniat Liam of Conté Jasson of Conté Lianne of Conté Vania of Conté │ │ Lianokami of Conté Binur Iliniat
- ↑ The Contés and the Naxens were very closely related.
- ↑ It was the tradition for kings to take their eldest sons and heirs as squires. This was ended when Jonathan was king.
- ↑ Tortall: A Spy's Guide, pp. 234-235
- ↑ Random Buzz; "Champion's Duties, Scanran War, King Roald/DukeG, Bazhir"; April 22, 2009
- ↑ Tortallan timeline