The Elf King the oppressive and cruel ruler of the Elf Kingdom which is mainly located in the region of Alledia known as Gulfen though the Elf King clearly has the intention of expending and conquering all of Alledia through military force.
The Elf King was originally a quiet boy from a small elf village.Then thirty years before the current time the Amulet series takes place in,a group of Stonekeepers including, the elf that would later became the Elf King ,lost control over their stones and abilities causing their minds and bodies to become possessed by their stones.The possessed stonekeepers transformed into colossal beasts that went on a rampage that ended only when the stonekeepers that hadn't been corrupted including, Emily's great grandfather Silas Charnon ,managed to subdue the beasts.Doing so however resulted in all of the corrupt stonekeepers' deaths except the future Elf King's as the elders were able to separate him from his stone and instead of executing him locked him up in solitary confinement in an attempt to cure him of his curse.While isolated however the boy spoke only of his desire for power ,warned of dark days to come as well as telling them would regret keeping him alive ,and he would show them why.
Leon Redbeard's father was a one of the guards assigned to watch over the boy's prison cell when the future Elf King's stone rejoined him to help the boy escape by the means of a massive explosion, killing everyone present.
The Elf King's youngest son, Prince Trellis,recalled that he had hardly ever seen his father's face but due to curiosity and the prodding of an old memory had once snuck up to his chamber.There he witnessed him relieve the traditional mask current kings are sworn to wear to reveal the Elf King's face which was as deformed and as lifeless as a corpse due to the fact that the Elf King,as Trellis concluded,was actually corpse resurrected and animated by the entity inside the Elf King's stone via dark magic.
The Elf King is initially mentioned in"The Stonekeeper" however it isn't till near the end during a conflict between Emily and Trellis that the Elf King is most directly referred to while Trellis attempts to convince Emily to help destroy his father via threatening her mother's life ,but reconsiders when Emily threatens to destroy him using stone power.
Then at the beginning of "The Stonekeeper's Curse" the Elf King is shown for the first time when Trellis is captured and brought back to the palace by royal guards where the King expresses his disappointment In Trellis's failure.To insure that Trellis does not fail again,or begin to rebel the Elf King sends his second-in- command,Luger ,to accompany him with his permission for the prince to be killed should he show hesitation.
However a brief battle between the Charnon House and Luger ends with Luger's defeat when he is sent spiraling down a cliff.However at the beginning of"The Cloud Searchers" "The Elf King is seen briefly twice.The first time being after Trellis has located Luger and uses an Elf communication devices to inform the Elf King that they will not be returning as he ordered,but instead disobey him and continue on.The second is when The Elf King is instructing a skilled bounty hunter named Gabilan on his targets.
Then during the Prince of the Elves the Elf King is seen emerging from a carriage to be introduced to Chronos ,a mountain giant frozen in a glacier, by Max Griffin at the ice prison of Ice Prison of Korthan and to give Max permission to release the beast and begin an attack on Frontera in which no survivors are to be left.