Kings of the Animal Kingdom: King Valent the Scholar
As we wrote about Michaël the Zealous in our previous lore article about the Kings of the Animal Kingdom, today we are continuing the saga with King Valent the Scholar who cherished the science and exploration during his ruling.
Prince Laurent was oft ill and short-lived, and so he died before he could succeed to the throne. His son, Valent, took on the Kings mantle at a very young age, and was thus the longest-ruling king in historical memory, being known as The Scholar King.
Even as a child, King Valent was tutored by Master Dabrovit, and fell in love with science and exploration from an early age. He funded many great expeditions to all sides of the Kingdom during his long reign and remade the kingdom in the image of science.
He funded academies in every regional capital, and built the largest library in Blackbark, holding copies of every book found in the Kingdom.
His biggest legacy, however, is finding the southern continent, a huge unexplored region whose location across the sea was lost in history.