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Letholdus Stirling II was the third king of Alucarsia.

Biography

The sole son of the sickly Prince Erasmus Stirling I and his mad wife Felicity Morris, Letholdus II became a point of contention at an early age. Disgusted by Erasmus' deformities, his mother took him and fled to her family's house in Zemar. Erasmus, desperate to have his son back, made threats and went to his father, King Cassius I for help. The king ordered Felicity to return to her husband; instead, she committed suicide via poison. She also poisoned Letholdus, intending to take him with her even in death, but his nurse forced him to vomit the poison, saving the boy's life.

Returned to his father, Letholdus grew up in the city of Tyr. He fell in love with a local woman, Helena Molyneux, and married her without his father's permission. With her he had a son, Erasmus Stirling II, and a daughter, Elena, both of whom he would outlive.

Erasmus I succumbed to his frailty and perished, and after many years as king, Cassius I fell ill and died. As the sole male Stirling left alive, Letholdus II was declared the new monarch at the age of twenty one.

Second Exekian War

A few years into his reign, the land once again faced the threat of an invasion by the Exekians, who had been gathering strength in the south. Seeing that the once-mighty armies of Cassius I were scattered and stretched thin, Letholdus II sought outside help. He petitioned the Kataru for help, and they briefly joined forces with Alucarsia to combat the threat.

When the Exekian Nechtan arrived with his army, he faced attacks from three fronts and was pushed back into the Shadowlands. Unfortunately, Erasmus II was killed in battle, and in her grief Elena flung herself into the river Sepa and was drowned.

Letholdus II died at the age of fifty seven, having ruled for thirty years. He was succeeded by his youngest son Radu Stirling.