Kaius ir'Wynarn III
King of Karrnath
King Kaius III assumed the throne of Karrnath in 991 YK, relieving his aunt and regent Moranna ir’Wynarn. He is believed to be the son of King Jaron ir’Wynarn. Unknown to almost everyone, however, he is actually his own great-grandfather, Kaius ir’Wynarn I.
During the Last War the residents of Karrnath were unable to support themselves with their own agriculture. With trade between the nations at a standstill, a terrible famine struck the nation. King Kaius ir’Wynarn I was approached by members of the Blood of Vol who offered to help him and his people. While this deal brought much relief in the form of food, it also carried a heavy personal price. The king was transformed into an undead creature – a vampire – in 897 YK by none other than Erandis Vol.
King Kaius I never liked the alliance with the Blood of Vol, and in 910 YK relinquished the throne by faking his death in order to find a way to break the alliance. After over 80 years of working in secrecy, he returned to the throne under the guise of his descendant King Kaius III.
He married Etrigani, a diplomat from Aerenal who is one of the few people in the world who know his secret. He has sent his “brother” Gaius ir’Wynarn to Thrane and his “sister” Haydith ir’Wynarn to Breland as part of an exchange of relative among the ruling families of some of the Five Nations.
His “Aunt” Moranna now serves willing as his chief advisor and minister of internal affairs. She, like her King, is also secretly a vampire.
King Kaius has kept his true nature hidden from not only his country, but the world at large. While evil, King Kaius is one of the major proponents for peace in Khorvaire, possibly due to the fact that war has cost him so much in his life.