|Faction||House of Ballads|
- There is no need to kneel. Honestly. I wish I could do away with all of this king nonsense altogether. The tragedy we face... it is not legend. It is real. It is now. Yes, I am the acting Wencen, but the true king has been gone for many seasons; I am the fifth such Fae to hold the title, and at times like this, I wish I did not.
King Wencen is the leader of the House of Ballads and one of the seven greatest heroes in Summer Fae history. The original Wencen defeated the Maid of Windemere centuries ago, and like the rest of the original members of the Ballads, left (either through death or leaving).
The current Wencen that the Fateless One encounters is actually the fifth person to take up his mantle. He is very friendly and welcoming to him/her, mentioning that Hallam the White had already informed him of his/her accession to the seat of Sir/Lady Sagrell and that he/she was more than competent enough to handle his/her new position.
King Wencen will first be encountered in the Ballads Oratory in Ettinmere. After finishing the quest Ballad of Bloody Bones, he will be located at the Court of Enchantments at the House of Ballads in Odarath.
Personality and Traits Edit
Upon first meeting the Fateless One, Wencen appears to be a friendly and noble leader and is one of the few members of the House of Ballads to openly welcome him as the new Sagrell. However, after his capture by the Maid of Windemere, his confidence is shattered.
During the quest The Hero and the Maid, he and the Fateless One dispatch (or dispel) the remaining corrupted members of the House of Ballads. After this Wencen explains to the Fateless One that he is merely an actor portraying the original King Wencen, and that without certainty of his victory he is too afraid to confront the Maid of Windemere. He promptly flees the fortress, abandoning the Fateless One to complete the mission alone. Later, Hallam the White notes that this act will be recorded as his final cowardice.
It is also apparent that Wencen was not as beloved as outsiders would be led to believe, as his supposed true love, Queen Belmaid, whilst under the Maid's enchantment referred to him as "in every way my inferior".
During the quest Ballad of Bloody Bones:
During the quest Two Knights and a Troll:
During 'The Hero and the Maid':
- The Fateless One has a chance to succeed King Wencen but still as Sir Sagrell if he/she chooses to defeat the Maid of Windemere.
- When the Fateless One approaches Castle Windemere together with King Wencen, the King leaves, just before meeting the Maid, saying he doesn't have the courage to do this. After completing the quest, the other members of the House of Ballads are dismayed to learn of their former king's cowardice.