Jorg Ancrath, the King of Renar, King of Ancrath, of Normardy, Conaught, Belpan, and many others. The first Emperor in hundreds of years. He is a very skilled, very powerful, very troubled man. He is not a good man, nor is he righteous. There is nothing he won't sacrifice to get what he wants, and nothing will help you if you stand in his way.
In Prince of ThornsEdit
There’s a reason I’m going to win this war. Everyone alive has been fighting a battle that grew old before they were born. I cut my teeth on the wooden soldiers in my father’s war-room. There’s a reason I’m going to win where they failed. - Jorg.
4 Years earlier Edit
While travelling in a carriage, Jorg and his mother and younger brother, Will, are attacked during a thunderstorm. The captain of the guard, Big Jan, wrenched the door open and only had time to pull Jorg out, throwing him into a patch of thorns before the men attacked. All the guards were killed as well as Jorg's mother and brother. Jorg couldn't move as he was stuck in the thorns.
When he recovers, he finds out that his father had accepted payment from Count Renar (who had sent the men) in compensation for the attack. Jorg is mad that his father won't send the army against Renar for revenge. One day, finding a group of bandits in the castle dungeons, Jorg frees and joins them, deciding they could help him take revenge on Renar.
Book present Edit
Jorg now leads the Brotherhood, a group of mercenaries and bandits who travel around doing whatever they damn well pleased. He returns home to the Tall Castle of the Ancraths only to find that his father, Olidan Ancrath, has remarried and his new queen is with child. Olidan has also taken on the dream-witch Sageous as an advisor.
In King of ThornsEdit
4 Years earlier EditHe travels to Heimrift and the Horse Coast.
Book present Edit
He weds 12-year-old Miana and destroys most of Prince Orrin's army. Later inherits the title Prince of Arrow.
In Emperor of Thorns Edit
- Jorg's story comes full circle
There's something brittle in me that will break before it bends. - JorgCharming, amoral and witty. Jorg is quick to anger and gets angry and being angry. He is seldom unnecessarily cruel but he is very good at being cruel.
He never fights fair and he has creative and ingenious ways to turn the odds in his favour.
He is stubborn. He'll do things that he's afraid of just because he refuses to be held back by fear. If something pushes him one way, he'll push the opposite way, even if himself was the one doing the pushing.
He is tall and lean, and has dark hair. A very typical look for the Steward lineage. After his encounter with Ferrakind in King of Thorns, he has savage burn scars on the left side of his face. His encounter with the thorns has left him scarred on his entire body.
Even at 13, he was as tall as an adult. At 20, he is very strong, thick with muscle but still lean. He is very attractive, even with his scars.
Skills and Abilities Edit
He is clever, witty and sly. He will find ways to get what he wants and succeed where all others have failed. He can improvise as well as plan far ahead.
Jorg is very skilled with a one handed longsword, being proficient in the first book but honing his skills to deadly perfection throughout the second and third books. He is very strong as well, and has beaten Rike in a no-weapons fight. He is skilled with a staff after learning from Tutor Lundist. He has learned many skills from his outlaw brothers such as knot-tying, lock-picking, archery, etc.
Throughout the books, Jorg gains various magical powers. He gains necromancy from eating a powerful necromancer's heart, and fire-magic through absorbing the remnants of Gog after his fight with Ferrakind. He uses these powers throughout the series for torture, fighting large groups of enemies, etc. The necromancy and fire-magic cancel each other out after the Battle of The Haunt.
He's good at finding things he can use to his advantage, and is known for beating heavy odds against him. His abilities and his charm make him a man people will follow, and he has a way with words.