Arpad of Gyongyos
Fictional Character
Appearance(s): Into the Darkness
Out of the Darkness
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references
Nationality: Gyongyos
Religion: Star-worship
Cause of Death: Killed by the Naantali Project
Occupation: Monarch

Arpad was the Ekrekek (king) of Gyongyos during the Derlavaian War. His country and Unkerlant were fighting border skirmishes in the Ilszung Mountains well before Algarve annexed Bari.[1] In addition, Gyongyos was also fighting the island nation of Kuusamo for control of Obuda.[2] However, King Swemmel of Unkerlant decided to turn his attention to Zuwayza, and entered into a truce with Arpad,[3] leaving Kuusamo the only consistent enemy of Gyongyos for the rest of the war.

Arpad doggedly pushed his country throughout the war, continually insisting that Gyongyos was winning, even as the tide was obviously turning and the country was constantly being ravaged.[4] Arpad and his entire clan were killed when Kuusamo destroyed Gyorvar, the Gyongyosian capital, in the closing days of the war.[5] Marshal Szinyei, the commander of the kingdom's military forces, seized power as the new Ekrekek, and negotiated a national surrender shortly after.

Literary comment[]

Arpad shares his name with a Hungarian monarch who is considered to have founded the Hungarian state, c. 895.

See also[]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Erkrekek of Gyongyos Succeeded by


  1. Into the Darkness, pg. 24.
  2. Ibid., pg. 53.
  3. Ibid., pg. 40.
  4. See, the Darkness Series, generally.
  5. Out of the Darkness, pgs. 428-429.