Tancred the Magnificent was the first King of Gorak.
Origins and journey south
Tancred travelled with his brother Orghuz from the far north west of KhulTemplate:FF30 where Tancred's father was a leader of one of the small towns of the north western coast. Seeing the rise of Klarash, his father's seer advised Tancred to make his name in southern lands.Template:Non-canon He travelled south and founded the Kingdom of Gorak below the River Swordflow.
Gaddon and the Malice
Tancred made peace and had friendly relations with the Gaddon. With these people he joined forces and defeated the Malice in the Dark Chasms, although Orghuz was lost during these struggles.Template:FF30 A more full account of this war is in the entry for Orghuz.
Many years ago the direct descendant of Tancred through the line of the eldest child was extinguished and the stewards of the Ridermark took control of the kingdom until a suitable heir was found. When the Great Seals of the True Shield were somehow broken and the Malice was released once more, an heir was found, thus restoring Tancred's bloodline to the throne in 280AC.Template:FF30