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King Roald V †
King of Tortall
In Own Right
Style His Royal Majesty
Start of Reign 422 HE (Jasson III abdicated)
Coronation Date
End of Reign 439 HE
Regency Council
Predecessor King Jasson III
Heir Apparent
Heir Presumptive
Successor King Jonathan IV
King's Champion Duke Gareth of Naxen
Prime Minister Duke Gareth
Bequeathed by
Date Bequeathed
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
Reigning Monarch
Liege Lord
Years of Service
Biographical Information
Birth Name
Maiden Name
Nickname Peacemaker
Honorific '
Born 393 HE
Died March, 438 HE (suicide)
Nationality Tortallan
Gift Blue (presumed)
Physical Description
Gender Male
Family Information
Noble House Conté family
Ancestors King Jonathan I
King Roger III
Queen Jessamine
King Gareth III
Grandparents King Baird IV †
Parents King Jasson III
Queen Daneline
Adoptive Parents
Siblings Younger brother †
Wife Queen Lianne
Children King Jonathan IV
Adoptive Children
Grandchildren Crown Prince Roald
Empress Kalasin
Prince Liam
Prince Jasson
Princess Lianne
Princess Vania
Descendants Lianokami of Conté
Binur Iliniat
Other Family Roger of Conté(nephew)
Gary of Naxen (nephew)
Gareth of Naxen (brother-in-law)[1]
Jesslaw family
Patron God
Rank Knight
Residence Tortallan Royal Palace
Bazhir Tribe
K'miri Tribe
Sponsored by
Sponsor to
Training Master
Knight Master King Jasson III
Year Knighted
Squire Prince Jonathan[2]
Affiliation Tusaine War
Military Affiliation
Military Branch
Squad Leader Sergeant
Rider Group Group
Provost's Guard
Guard District
Guard Watch
Bibliographical Information
Tortallan Universe character
First Mentioned '
Only Mentioned '
First Appeared Alanna: The First Adventure
Last Appeared In the Hand of the Goddess
Latest Appearance '
Only Appearance '
Last Mentioned Page

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[3] 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.[4]

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[5], 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 ContéJessamine of ContéGareth III of Conté
                                  ? generations
                               Jasson III of ContéDaneline of JesslawNaxen           ┌——————————————————┴————————————————┐
               │              │                                   │
     Lianne of NaxenRoald V of Conté                 unnamed brother ┬ unnamed wife
                     │                                                  │
              Jonathan IV of ContéThayet jian Wilima             Roger of Conté
               │                       │                                   │           │               │                  │
               │                       │             Iliniat               │           │               │                  │
               │                       │                │                  │           │               │                  │
ShinkokamiRoald VI of Conté  Kalasin of ContéKaddar Iliniat  Liam of Conté  Jasson of Conté  Lianne of Conté  Vania of Conté
           │                                     │
       Lianokami of Conté                 Binur Iliniat


  1. The Contés and the Naxens were very closely related.
  2. It was the tradition for kings to take their eldest sons and heirs as squires. This was ended when Jonathan was king.
  3. Tortall: A Spy's Guide, pp. 234-235
  4. Random Buzz; "Champion's Duties, Scanran War, King Roald/DukeG, Bazhir"; April 22, 2009
  5. Tortallan timeline

See also

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