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King Broke was a TelleKurre ruler who was loyal to the Dominator during the Domination. Like other Domination officers, he had a triangular inset on the bone of his forehead to permanently display a jewel, and as king, his was unique: a ruby.

During the White Rose Rebellion, he fought in the final battle against the White Rose and her armies in the Great Forest. He was killed alongside his warhorse and both were buried in their armor near the Barrowland by the victors. His bones and armor were unearthed and sold almost 370 years later by the antiquities-digger and secret wizard Bomanz. Then, about 50 years later in The White Rose, a written narrative including a retelling of Bomanz's discovery of King Broke's bones was made available to Croaker by Raven.

The White Rose[]

During one of the wizard Bomanz's excavations of the Barrowland with his son, Stancil, he uncovers the remains several skeletons which his rival Men fu was pilfering. Upon removal, Shapeshifter's armor was discovered but this was quickly confiscated by Monitor Besand and his Eternal Guard. Bomanz however was allowed to keep the remains of King Broke who was also unearthed at the time.

Bomanz's customer Tokar was able to identify the skull by the ruby forehead jewel on it. The remains included various grave-goods and equipment including Broke's armor, the remains of his warhorse and various valuables, such as jewelry and Domination-era coinage. Bomanz subsequently took them back to his workshop, wired them up for display, and then sold the remains to Tokar.

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