King Lainoscopes is the reigning king of Langadine in its final years.
When Lainoscopes came to power, he grew tired of the Karnids making pilgrimages to the Kencyr temple. He tried to break it up, and when he couldn't, he built it into the foundation of his new palace.
After Kalan came to Langadine, the old king had her marry their cousin, hoping to breed another seeker. She had several sons, but no more daughters. When Kalan's husband died, Lainoscopes wanted her to remarry and try again.
- ↑ The Sea of Time, "Chapter XI: Night in a Lost City", I — " 'they make pilgrimage to it, or did until King Lainoscopes came to power and quickly grew tired of their frenzied worship. A stickler for order, he, not lenient like his father, the gods give him rest. At any rate, Lainoscopes tried to break up the rock. Failing that, he built it into the foundation of a new tower.' "
- ↑ The Sea of Time, "Chapter XI: Night in a Lost City", II — " 'when [Laurintine] died, the old king demanded that I stay, marry one of his cousins, and start a new line of Langadine seekers.' […] 'Where is your husband?' 'Dead these eight months, killed on the same fatal hunt that claimed the old king’s life. Now Lainoscopes has built me this new prison. He wants me to remarry and try again for a daughter, but I am too old.' "