The King of Enlad is a character who appears in begin of the Tales from Earthsea.
He is a wise king well liked by his subjects. He has many advisers to help him make important decisions, seeming to favor the Wizard Root. In the opening scene he is killed by his own son Arren, who steals his sword and runs away. He later appears in a nightmare Arren is having. Later on you find out that even though Arren killed him, Arren still loved his kind-hearted father. It is also revealed that he was controlled into killing his father by Lord Cob.