King Augustus Taelin is the King of Anaxas. He rules alongside Queen Ester (the two are not married; see Anaxi politics).
A weak-minded and foolish old man, Taelin is very close to a forced retirement. His once-strict policies have given way to ludicrous pronouncements such as last year's Yaris Cheese Act, which mandated the constant eating of cheese throughout the month of Yaris. The king is the subject of much mockery in the press, both by the galdori and the human populations; amusing political cartoons documenting the king's descent into madness are commonplace in most papers, especially the Kingsway Post.
His critics claim that he is a puppet king, controlled entirely by the Queen and High Judge Azmus.