King Peregrin

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King Peregrin
Biographical information
King Peregrine

Kingy (by Sir Dan)
Old wind-bag (by Captain Fortesque)
My most glorious liege (by Captain Fortesque)

Title(s) King of Gallowmere (1236 - 1286)
Gender Male
Born c. 1221[a]
Gallowmere, Britain
Died 1286 (aged approx. 65)[1][1.1]
Gallowmere, Britain
Family Father
Gameplay information
MediEvil (1998)
Entity name HrTheKing
Behind the scenes information
Appears in
"The dead are to be honoured; not kept as the play things of alchemists!"
― King Peregrin to Zarok, according to the history books.

King Peregrin (c. 1221 – 1286) was the last monarch of Gallowmere. The kingdom prospered under his reign until a famine forced him to hire a new court magician - the evil sorcerer Zarok. Zarok manipulated the King using his magic until the day of the Battle of Gallowmere where Zarok's army of zombies and demons fought the King's Militia. Although the day was won by the King, his champion, Sir Daniel Fortesque, was the first to fall in the battle, greatly embarrassing him. To save face, the King declared Sir Dan a great hero and attributed the day's victory to him. King Peregrin passed away not long afterwards, though not before designing an impregnable box that would house Zarok's nigh indestructible Shadow Demons.

A hundred years later, the King's ghost would aid his resurrected champion in a quest to defeat Zarok once and for all by helping him destroy the castle and the recently released Shadow Demons with it.


Early life and reign

Peregrin ascended to the throne of Gallowmere when he was 15 after the sudden passing of his father. For 50 years, Gallowmere thrived under Peregrin's rule until 1286, when a terrible famine struck. The King tried everything he could to save his people, but the famine would not pass. He tasked his court magician, Mazok the Muddled, to come up with a magical solution, but this backfired and resulted in the creation of a chicken-dragon monster known as the Jabberwocky. In the end, the King had no choice but to accept aid from a newcomer to his court, the sorcerer Zarok. Zarok did resolve the famine and used this fact to install himself as the King's new Court Magician. Under Zarok's counsel (and magical possession), the King would appoint Sir Daniel Fortesque as his new champion.[2]

War with Zarok

Soon, an army of undead began its march towards Gallowmere. The King relied on his champion to save the day, though he had doubts about Fortesque being the right man for the job. Those doubts were magically dispelled by Zarok, who planned for Fortesque to lead the charge, dooming the King's army. Peregrin would later be surprised as Fortesque seemingly repelled an attack by the Jabberwocky.

The day of the battle against the undead, the King awaited Dan and his Court Magician on the field. When Sir Dan finally showed up, the King asked after Zarok as he was surprised by his absence. Dan revealed Zarok's duplicity to Peregrin and boosted the morale of the soldiers by giving a rousing speech. Despite this, Daniel was the first to fall in the battle, although the army was ultimately victorious. Realizing his subjects needed to feel safe and to honor Dan's memory, Peregrin declared that Daniel had defeated Zarok before his demise. A hero's tomb was soon erected to Dan, the history books inscribed with tales of his valor.

Sadly, Peregrin would pass away a few days later by choking to death on a Brussels sprout, though not before designing a prison for Zarok's Shadow Demons.[1.1]

As a ghost

Canonical account

Daniel encountered King Peregrin's ghost while traveling through the Haunted Ruins on his way to defeat Zarok. After Dan obtained the King's Crown from a room below the throne room and placed it on the throne, the King's ghost suddenly appeared. The King was surprised to see Dan and told him that he must release the lava behind the floodgates to defeat the Shadow Demons that overran the castle ruins.

Apocryphal account

Some scholars also believed that Peregrin was one of the four holders of a piece of the Anubis Stone, which he gave to Dan.




King Peregrin was a friendly, chatty, old gentleman with a military background. He enjoyed playing croquet, philosophy, and literature. He seemed to have complete trust in Dan even after his failure and treated him kindly. In life, he believed that the dead are not supposed to be experimented on for which he allegedly banished Zarok from Gallowmere, though the veracity of this is unknown.



Main article: Images of King Peregrin


  1. Peregrin was crowned at age 15. It is said the kingdom thrived under his reign for 50 years. Canny Tim wins the 49th Gallowmere Games in 1285. Given the odd specificity of this, it is likely the Gallowmere Games first started when Peregrin was crowned, and the 50th year of his reign is going to be 1286, the year of the war with Zarok. Therefore, 1286 - 65. This places his birth c. 1221.


  1. MediEvil 2019 icon.png MediEvil. Developed by Other Ocean Emeryville. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment on October 25, 2019.
    1. 1.1.0 1.1.1 King Peregrin entry in the Book of Gallowmere in MediEvil 2019 icon.png MediEvil. Developed by Other Ocean Emeryville. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment on October 25, 2019.
  2. The Game Prequel icon.png MediEvil: The Game Prequel. Written by Chris Sorrell. Art by Jason Wilson. Published by Titan Comics in 2019.


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