King Harlaus is the monarch of the Kingdom of Swadia. He starts as the lord of Praven with 1200 renown. He has no family other than his cousin's daughter, Lady Isolla of Suno. Harlaus wears Plate Armor and a Knightly Heater Shield, thus making him one of the strongest NPCs in the game. Even though he is old, he is a powerful warrior and at a high level.

He dislikes awarding fiefs or castles to anyone but himself, though this can change as the player's Renown increases.

Stats and equipmentEdit

King Harlaus - Default Stats and Equipment
Stat Points
Level 41
Strength 20
Agility 20
Intelligence 15
Charisma 25
Health 67
Great Helmet
Body Armor
Rich Outfit, Plate Armor
Blue Hose, Plate Boots

Skill Points
Ironflesh 6
Power Strike 7
Power Throw 0
Power Draw 0
Weapon Master 0
Shield 0
Athletics 5
Riding 7
Horse Archery 0
Looting 0
Trainer 5
Tracking 0
Tactics 6
Path-finding 0
Spotting 0
Inventory Management 0
Wound Treatment 0
Surgery 0
First Aid 0
Engineer 0
Persuasion 0
Prisoner Management 3
Leadership 9
Trade 0
Weapon Type Points
One Handed Weapons 220
Two Handed Weapons 220
Polearms 220
Archery 220
Crossbows 220
Throwing 220
Melee Weapons
Heavy Bastard Sword
Ranged Weapons
Knightly Heater Shield

Early VersionsEdit


King Harlaus as he appears in Culnmarr Keep in a very early version of Mount&Blade.

King Harlaus was the first monarch added to the game.

There was a quest in version 0.202 of Mount&Blade that instructs you to kill King Harlaus, but he returns as the Undead King. It is unlikely that the developers, who have stated their intention to remove the pre-release story mythos from the traditional series, will ever reconcile the character of this Harlaus with that of the one in the main series.

Conversation with Harlaus after he has been resurrected went as such:

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"You! I had not recognized you before... I remember now. You are that traitor who killed me in my sleep... You wretched demon! You disloyal dog! You dare to murder your king! I am your lord! Your master!"
"You are wrong undead king. I swore loyality to another lord."
"You've gone completely nuts haven't you?"
"But you have failed... You can not kill a god you stupid mortal! I have returned to cast my holy anger on you and your kind. I will cleanse this world of your treason even if I have to cut down every living man woman and child."
"King Harlaus! Look at me! You are not a god, you are just some stubborn undead king and truth be told, I am fed up with you. So pack your worm infested bones, I am going to send you back to your darkness."
"Argh... This can't be.... Not again..."
"Stop complaining for once and die will you!"
"This is not over! I will come back.... Yes, some necromancer somewhere sometime will resurrect me again... Do you hear me... I am going to reign again!"
"Not this time undead king. I will cut you to a thousand pieces and burn each one of them down. There will be nothing left from you to resurrect."
"Damn you! Damn you! .... My curse on you warrior! Ancient ones... Dark ones... Hear my death wish... Feel my hatred... I, King Harlaus, ................ curse ...... this mortal... ..... Aarghhhhhh.... .................."
"Uhm... I hope no dark god heard that one."
"Mystical place... Lunar eclipse... Curse of the undead king..."
"What can I say?... Guess I will just have to wait and see..."
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Notes Edit

  • King Harlaus is one of the most powerful noble lords in the game as he has plate armor and a heater shield.
  • His only family member mentioned is his Kingdom's claimant Lady Isolla of Suno (his cousin's daughter, or cousin once removed).

Gallery Edit

Kingdom of Swadia
King Harlaus Lady Isolla of Suno

Count BeranzCount ClaisCount DeglanCount DelinardCount DevlianCount DespinCount Grainwad
Count HaringothCount KlargusCount MeltorCount MirchaudCount MontewarCount PlaisCount Rafarch
Count RafardCount RegasCount RochabarthCount RyisCount StamarCount Tredian


Lady AnnaLady AuberinaLady BelaLady BernatysLady BoadilaLady Constanis
Lady ElinaLady ElysLady EnricataLady GaetaLady IrenaLady JohanaLady Magar
Lady MelisarLady NeldaLady PhilennaLady SonadelLady ThedosaLady TibalLady Vera

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