King Roald III (more commonly known simply as King Roald) is the current ruler of the prosperous kingdom of Misthalin. His residence is within Varrock Palace, where the Varrock Palace Secret Guard work to keep him safe. He is located in the south-east side of the Palace on the ground floor. He is notable for being one of the least controversial kings, as he is a very straightforward, stable ruler. He has a wife, Ellamaria, who rules alongside as queen.
King Roald is the solution to the medium anagram clue: LARK IN DOG. The answer to his challenge is 24.
King Roald is the son of King Roald II, a monarch most famous for his efforts to reclaim the Shield of Arrav from the Phoenix Gang and Black Arm Gang. Although little is currently known of King Roald's early history, he is known to have had a pampered upbringing, learning to read from the Palace's librarian, Reldo.
Since his rise to the position of king, Roald III has been accepted by most as a generally good ruler. Under his rule, the city of Varrock has prospered greatly, and has seen the renovation of the Varrock Museum and the establishing of the Grand Exchange.
Yet, despite this, there are certain groups that feel Roald is weak in the face of the Church of Saradomin, and others that would go so far as to see him assassinated. His hesitance in matters such as the recent conflicts with Morytania have earned him many enemies.
During the Shield of Arrav quest, players must visit King Roald to collect a reward for returning the Shield of Arrav to the Varrock Museum. Originally, King Roald had no role in the quest, but an update gave him a small part in the quest's ending, paying the reward to the player for returning the shield.
You can start the Priest in Peril quest by speaking to King Roald.
During the What Lies Below quest, he falls under a mind control spell cast by Surok Magis and is forced to fight against the player. He is level 47 and can only be defeated if the player summons Zaff when he is at zero Hitpoints. He is immune to damage from the Vengeance spell, recoil rings and poison.
Upon learning that civilians are being kidnapped by werewolves crossing the Salve, but not wishing to break the Edicts, Roald activates the Mercenary Protocol, allowing mercenaries to travel to Morytania and combat its evils.
In the culmination of Dragon Slayer II, players seek his aid at the behest of Jardric and Bob. He sends a large number of soldiers to help in the battle against the Dragonkin Zorgoth.
At the end of Garden of Tranquility, players are asked to bring him to the garden by Queen Ellamaria, who has prepared it for him as a surprise. After giving him a tour, King Roald is not pleased with the garden and Queen Ellemaria scolds him for not showing gratitude, marking the completion of the quest.
Appearance until 23 August 2005
Appearance until 27 March 2007
- In RuneScape Classic, King Roald's name was simply King and examine stated he was King Roald the VIII.