This article is about the royal epithet. For other uses, see Storm King (disambiguation).
Storm King is a so-far-ill-defined position that seems to entail ownership of the Muses, headship of the Knights of Jove and the Smoke Knights, the right to wear the Lightning Crown, sit on the Throne of the Storm King, wield Archimedes' Lever and the Platonic Solid, and "rightful" rulership of Europa. But then, rightful really only means what people think it means, anyway...
If it's hereditary, Prince Tarvek Sturmvoraus may be entitled to the position — he certainly seems to think so, and has convinced The Muses Tinka, Moxana, Otilia and possibly Orotine   — and the modern-day re-staging of Portentius Reichenbach's The Storm King opera may represent part of a propaganda campaign to that effect.
Of course, Martellus von Blitzengaard and his followers have their own opinions on this subject. As does ...
Questions and Theories
- Were there Storm Kings after Andronicus?
- Is this an inherited title or an awarded one? Baron Oublenmach and Duke Strinbeck are by Gilgamesh Wulfenbach repelling a legion of war stompers by calling down the lightning.
Possibly relevant outside information
The title Storm King appears to correspond to the Sun King, aka Louis XIV of France in our world.
Particularly relevant from the Wikipedia article is this:
...he was associated with Apollo Helios, the Greco-Roman god of the Sun. This is also fitting because, as patron of the Arts, Louis was, like Apollo Musagetes, the "leader of the Muses".
Also see in Wikipedia Ancien Régime.
- Originally the , Smoke Knights are
- Orotine and in panel six says "...as a claimant to the Lightning Crown, Prince Martellus is a distant third, at best." Otilia later that "Although there is some dispute as to which of my late King's lines should be considered ascendant, you are in neither case his rightful heir."
- Orotine seems to refer to saying "As for my King's current companions" as she gives Krosp & Prof Foglio an opportunity to review current cast of Agatha's intimates & their machinations.
- Wikipedia article "Louis XIV of France", last edited 00:42, 27 February 2008