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King Gorek the Wise

King Gorek the Wise was the King of Riva prior to 4002, and was long believed to be the last king of the Rivan Line. In 4002, he and his entire family, save for his younger grandson Geran I, were assassinated by Nyissans, acting under the orders of their queen, Salmissra.

King Gorek's death was the casus belli for the Nyissan Campaign, which led to the destruction of Nyissa, but Geran survived, rescued by Polgara, who raised him in secret.