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Those in power have a responsibility to use their power for those who have none.
Liam to Your Character[1]

King "Liam" (previously Prince "Liam"), a character in the The Royal Romance and The Royal Heir series, is the Crown Prince of Cordonia and a potential love interest for Your Character. He became the King of Cordonia by the end of Book 1. His default name is "Liam", but the player can pick a name for him. He is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 1.

Appearance

Liam's appearance is determined by the player. He can either be an Asian male with black eyes and black hair (Face 1), a black male with blue eyes and a shaved head (Face 2), or a white male with blue eyes and blond hair (Face 3).

Personality

"Liam" is a simple, pure-hearted yet sophisticated individual. He knows his responsibilities and limits, and always cares for others before himself. Liam is always trying to be the king Cordonia deserves, his love for Cordonia inspirational.

He tries to maintain an air of stoicism in front of the public and his court, but those that know him better can see more; for example, Maxwell sees how he looks at you, and Queen Regina notes the way his eyes light up when he sees you. He is a passionate and committed partner when it comes to relationships, either platonic or romantic: he falls in love at first sight with you, and does everything in his power to help you become integrated into his court; he has been childhood friends with Olivia and is very supportive of her, and he helps Drake and Maxwell whenever he can. He rarely gets angry as it takes a lot to make him lose control, and Drake has only seen him angry once (when you had been forced to leave from the Coronation).

In The Royal Heir, as "Liam" learns more about his father, he finds that filling his father's shoes is harder than he thought it would be. He realizes that his father wasn't the king he thought he was, that his father was driven by fear.

Biography

Early Life

Growing Up As Son of A Monarch

Even though Leo got the reputation as the palace prankster, there were times that Liam snuck out of his own diplomacy lessons. Maxwell therefore insists that he and Drake merely encouraged Liam's natural free-spirited instincts instead of instilling totally new ones with their own antics of mischief.

Growing up in the Royal family, Liam naturally trained in different forms of self-defense as well as etiquette, customs, and politics inside and outside Cordonia. And while Liam once went through a phase where he slept with his crown for about 1 to 2 weeks, he would otherwise only wear it during stately affairs and absolutely required.

The Walker Family

Because Leo was Crown Prince and kept busy learning (or avoiding those lessons as the case may have been) how to be the next monarch, Leo didn't have much time to spent with Liam. Much more of Liam's childhood was therefore spent alongside Drake Walker and Drake's own family.

One summer, Liam and his parents even vacationed at the Walker ranch. While Liam in general remembers the trip fondly, a time of eating more barbecue than he'd ever seen before in his life, Savannah recalls the amusing detail of him trying to convince King Constantine to let him take a calf home.

As Liam and Drake grew older and entered young adulthood, they began to drift apart. Liam was busy being introduced at Court, leaving less and less time for his friend, so Drake decided to set off on his own to enroll in university. During this time, an assassination attempt was made against the Royal family. Although the King's Guard was able to stop it and no one was injured, Liam was still shaken and began to exhibit signs of depression.

Behind closed doors, he stopped eating and would no longer talk to his family. Eventually Leo visited Drake at his university to ask the younger man to return. When Drake did, Liam tried to convince his friend to not worry about him, that Drake should return to university and live his own life but Drake refused. Liam was relieved and Drake was made aware of just how much Liam depended on him.

Book 1

Meeting Your Character

"Thank you for bringing us here. I can tell the guys are enjoying themselves already."
"I bet you're used to putting everyone else first."
"And why would you say that?"
"I can tell. I'm good at reading people...
"
—King"Liam" and Your Character

King (then Prince) Liam is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 1, entering a New York City dive bar looking for his friends as they had randomly selected the bar Your Character works in for his bachelor party. He introduces himself to you and sparks fly. As your bar is closing, he comes up to you to ask which club would be a good one to go. You have the choice to tell him about the hottest club in town or a secret cove by the beach. Either way Liam ends up inviting you along and will tell you that even though he had a nice time with his friends, he really wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. This leads him to telling you that he is the Crown Prince of Cordonia, which leads to a discussion about what your passion and motivations are. He admires your free spirit and independence, something he secretly desires but knows he cannot have.

Masquerade Ball

"This entire series of events is set up not just to give me time with my potential matches, but also to give my parents, the Council, and the people of Cordonia time to get to know the future queen. From now on, everyone will be watching you."
—King"Liam" to Your Character

Explaining how court works

Because Maxwell Beaumont saw the sparks fly between you two that first night in New York, he asks you to become his House's suitor in the "competition" to win the Prince's hand during Cordonia's social season. You agree and in Chapter 3, you are reunited with Liam. He is surprised to see you but also flattered when he learns you came as a suitor. Liam tells you that the rules in Cordonia are different than New York and that the system is set up so that not only himself but his parents, the Council and the people of Cordonia have time to get to know their future queen. He says this means that all eyes will be on you and you must make a good impression. If you ask him about what he thinks, he tells you that he knew what he was getting into and the responsibilities laid upon him.

In the next chapter, you two share a short dance after you save him from an awkward and tedious conversation with Penelope. On the terrace, Liam tells you about the recent history of Cordonia, as well as his own recent troubles and fears. He also sprinkles tales of his youth with his best friend, Drake. The two of them used to play many games including one they created (maze-tag) in the gardens. Once the two of you head back inside, Liam solemnly tells you that although he should be fair and spend some time with the other girls, you are special to him.

Social Season

Through the social season, Liam starts to fall in love with you as you spend more time with him, Drake, Maxwell, and another of his suitors, Hana Lee. Your friendship influences him and puts him at ease, as he feels no pretenses with you and believes you see him as "Liam" rather than the "Prince". When his brother abdicated during the summer before the social season[2], Liam had closed himself off to his parents. No one knew what he was truly feeling or thinking, but when you arrived in Cordonia, they noticed his demeanor changed[3]. He began seeing the potential and the good he could do for the people of Cordonia without losing himself in the process. Like his brother, he had not grown up believing love was a possibility in his future, but he was still a romantic at heart and meeting you opened his eyes to the possibilities.

It is also during this time that Liam learns of his father's failing health. He comes to the realization that he would like a family of his own, a family that is atypical of Royal families, a family that is close to each other and can talk to each other. He knows time is precious, and that he would like to spend his time with the people that matter to him.

Book 2

Conspiracy Against Your Character

Unbeknownst to Liam, a conspiracy against you started when his father realized Liam had feelings towards you. Even though Liam wanted to propose to you during his coronation, scandal had erupted around you, forcing you to withdraw from the "competition". Moments before, Olivia also told him she had to leave the competition, arousing his concern and suspicion. With two out of the top three contenders eliminated, he had no choice but to propose to Madeleine to complete the terms of his coronation. He hoped by doing so he could give you and his friends enough time to discover how far the conspiracy ran and in turn clear your name. Once your name is cleared, he breaks off his engagement to Madeleine and proposes to you. Regardless of your answer, he bestows you the rank of Duchess in Cordonian nobility and grants you the duchy of Valtoria.

Book 3

Attempted Coup by the Sons of Earth

At the Homecoming Ball, marked as the end of his engagement tour with Madeleine, terrorists strike, attempting to kill both him and you. While the both of you survive, the attack has nonetheless scared the nobility and brought fear into the country. In an attempt to reassure the populace, he and those that remain at Court embark on a Unity Tour around the country. As suggested by him (if you are his fiancee) or by you or your fiance/e (if you are not), Cordonia needs a spark of hope and your wedding could be an event the country could rally behind.

During this time, Liam has self-doubts about his rule and if he is doing enough for his people, from the Cordonians in Portavira who suffered hardships due to a recent earthquake to the farmers of the Applewood orchards whose livelihoods were destroyed when the terrorists burnt down the groves. He knows he is not a superhero but allocates as much of the Crown's resources he can to Portavira and has his team employ the farmers in regrowing the orchards. To not upset the local economy, the Crown would send a stipend to the farmers to cover the difference between their usual wages and the wages they earn in the restoration.

In another attempt to kill Liam, the terrorists strike the Royal Palace during the Costume Gala. This time, however, King Father Constantine takes the brunt of the attack, glad to rather die a hero's death protecting his son than at the hands of lung cancer. Devastated by the events, Liam is resolute to continue the Unity Tour and persevere against his enemies regardless.

When the tour reaches Lythikos, it is revealed that Justin, your Press Secretary, is actually Anton Severus, the leader of the Sons of Earth, the organization behind the attacks. They wish to unseat Liam from the throne and have Anton take his place by way of a marriage contract between him and Olivia as well as an old law: "Inheritance Clauses and the Cordonian Crown". A law which states that if the Rys family produces no heir, the Crown can pass to a Nevrakis. Queen Mother Regina reasons that this must be the explanation for the Crown requiring its heirs to be engaged or married by their Coronations, one ancient law to combat another.

When Anton's men kidnap you and Olivia (and your spouse if you are not married to Liam) on your wedding day, Liam goes to meet with the Sons of Earth to negotiate for your release. They know Liam's weakness is you (and his friends) and that he would sacrifice himself for your safety. Fortunately for him, his friends help him in the fight that ensues, overpowering Anton's forces and capturing Anton in the end. For their valor, Liam bestows each of them the title of "Guardian of the Realm" and for you, the title of "Champion of the Realm". He also decides to establish the Royal Council for representatives of nobility as well as commoners to have a say in Cordonia's future. Believing that the Sons of Earth as well as the Liberation Core chose to take up arms against their government because said government failed to listen to them, Liam thinks giving the people a voice through the Royal Council will amend their mindset and bring about a new reign of peace.

The Royal Heir, Book 1 and Book 2

Auvernal Alliance

After your wedding and honeymoon, all eyes are on Liam to name an heir to the throne. If Liam is married to you, it is a pressure you both share. If he is not, he asks you and your spouse to allow the honor to fall to your future child. As Madeleine states, without an heir to the throne, Cordonia looks weak and vulnerable to other nations. Because Liam still wishes to marry for love, naming your future child his heir becomes the faster solution to the problem than falling in love and marrying someone else.

During your pregnancy, Liam supports you either as your husband or your friend. He, you, and your friends court foreign dignitaries, mainly King Bradshaw and Queen Isabella of Auvernal and Queen Amalas of Monterisso who both wish to ally with Cordonia by means of a marriage contract between one of their children and the future heir. The advantage goes to Auvernal as they take the opportunity to force Liam to sign a treaty between their two countries when you go into early labor and the palace goes into lockdown as Godfrey escapes detention for participating in the late Queen Eleanor's assassination.

Through the first few months of his heir's life, Liam and his friends try to find ways to break the treaty diplomatically without calling for war against Auvernal. When a Monterisso-type drone "attacks" Queen Isabella during the Gratitude Ball, Liam is pressured by the Royal Council to accept military protection from Auvernal despite personally feeling that Queen Amalas wasn't behind the attack. It takes finding leverage against Auvernal about their children's biological mother to release Cordonia from the marriage alliance, and he follows your cues on how to release said information.

The Royal Heir, Book 3

Power-Play by Barthelemy Beaumont

Shortly before your daughter's first birthday, Barthelemy Beaumont surprises Liam and his friends by calling forth a Conventus Nobilis, negating most of the Royal Council's voices if they are not Heads of their respective Great Houses. He reasons that Liam is not doing his duties as King and brings up the unwanted alliance with Auvernal as an example, which threatened Cordonia's future. As the grandfather of the heir -either biologically or due to your ties to House Beaumont- he asks that the Great Houses vote to remove Liam from power and that you and your spouse resign custody of the heir to him. Liam tells him that because he is missing House Nevrakis's vote, the motion fails and he cannot claim the right to be Regent nor can he claim custody of your daughter. Barthelemy counters that another vote will take place in a few months where only a majority vote is needed.

During those few months, Liam and his friends try to win the favor - and therefore also the majority of their votes - of the Great Houses by visiting each of them. However, no matter how successful Liam and friends are in their task, Barthelemy enacts his contingency plan to win the vote by reviving House Vescovi through Cedric Vescovi and having Lucretia Nevrakis vote in Olivia's stead.

But even with his reign questioned and the vote ousting him from his position, Liam, along with his friends, continues to investigate Barthelemy. When news of Godfrey's involvement in his mother's death came to light the previous year, Liam doesn't believe the former Duke acted alone. It brought to mind too many curious tidbits from his childhood, how his mother wanted Cordonia to ally with her former home of Auvernal and how his father did not even want to discuss it as the majority of Great Houses opposed such a notion; how Hana's own mother did not want to bring her to Cordonia during those tempestuous times just as well as both Bianca and Leona remembering Eleanor's fear and later Constantine's anger and paranoia.

Liam is livid when Olivia eventually informs him of Barthelemy's involvement in Eleanor's death. However, and because they still have no tangible proof and it would just be one person's word against another's, Liam and his friends journey back to Auvernal to extradite Godfrey. Returning to Cordonia in time for Barthelemy's coronation, you expose Barthelemy to the assembled press and public as the murderer he is, and bring about his arrest by the King's Guard. With Barthelemy's claims for the crown now invalidated, Liam resumes his title as King and his heir returns to her rightful place with her family. Over the next two years, he and Cordonia begin to heal.

Chapters

Rules of Engagement

Book 1

  • Chapter 15: Greek Getaway (Mentioned)

Book 2

  • Chapter 9: Trials of Love (Mentioned)
  • Chapter 11: Hearts Wild (Mentioned; Determinant)

Book 3

  • Chapter 1: Setting Sail (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 2: Piece of Cake (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 3: Meet the Family (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 7: Le Voyage dans la Lune (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 9: When in Rome (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 12: Memory Lane (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 13: The Tempest (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 16: Save the Date (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 17: After Party (Offscreen; Determinant)

Newlyweds

  • Chapter 1: Home Sweet Home (Mentioned; Determinant)
  • Chapter 4: A Harvest Homecoming (Mentioned; Determinant)

The Royal Romance

Book 1

  • Chapter 1: Once Upon a Time
  • Chapter 2: Welcome to Cordonia
  • Chapter 3: Reunited
  • Chapter 4: Save the Last Dance
  • Chapter 5: Off to the Races (Mentioned; Physical Appearance Determinant)
  • Chapter 6: Queen of Hearts
  • Chapter 7: Fire and Ice
  • Chapter 8: A Waltz to Remember
  • Chapter 9: Race to the Finish
  • Chapter 10: Beach Party
  • Chapter 11: The Apple of His Eye
  • Chapter 12: As Sweet as Apple Pie
  • Chapter 13: Hunting for Love
  • Chapter 14: Fair Game
  • Chapter 15: The Brothers Beaumont
  • Chapter 16: The Beaumont Bash
  • Chapter 17: Lady in Waiting (Mentioned)
  • Chapter 18: To Be a Princess
  • Chapter 19: Long Live the King

Book 2

  • Chapter 1: Homecoming
  • Chapter 2: Reunion
  • Chapter 3: Return to Applewood
  • Chapter 4: Flirting with Disaster
  • Chapter 5: International Impressions
  • Chapter 6: Italian Nights
  • Chapter 8: City of Lights
  • Chapter 9: Brotherhood of Man
  • Chapter 10: Tea Time in Paris
  • Chapter 11: A Night at the Opera
  • Chapter 12: Family Ties
  • Chapter 13: The Art of Drinking Tea
  • Chapter 14: Back to the Big Apple
  • Chapter 15: Lost in Los Angeles
  • Chapter 16: A Monumental Night
  • Chapter 17: Cordonia Bound
  • Chapter 18: Noble at Heart
  • Chapter 19: Ascension

Book 3

  • Chapter 1: Twilight Hour
  • Chapter 2: Crown and Country
  • Chapter 3: Allies Among Enemies
  • Chapter 4: Any Port in a Storm
  • Chapter 5: The Sport of Kings
  • Chapter 6: Ember of Hope
  • Chapter 7: Haute Culture
  • Chapter 8: Artistic License
  • Chapter 9: Pomp and Circumstance
  • Chapter 10: A Matter of Honor
  • Chapter 11: Cold Fire
  • Chapter 12: Secrets In The Snow
  • Chapter 13: Caught
  • Chapter 14: Welcome, One and All
  • Chapter 15: Light the Night
  • Chapter 16: What Happens in Vegas...
  • Chapter 17: Save the Date
  • Chapter 18: Bride to Be
  • Chapter 19: You Are Cordially Invited
  • Chapter 20: A Warm Reception
  • Chapter 21: Taken
  • Chapter 22: Happily Ever After

The Royal Holiday

  • Chapter 1: 'Tis the Season
  • Chapter 2: Winter Wonderland
  • Chapter 3: Silent Night
  • Chapter 4: Holly Jolly

The Royal Heir

Book 1

  • Chapter 1: Happily Ever Afterward
  • Chapter 2: Last Night in Paradise
  • Chapter 3: Your Kingdom Awaits
  • Chapter 4: Courting Crowns
  • Chapter 5: The Open Road
  • Chapter 6: Home, Home on the Range
  • Chapter 7: A Night on the Town (Mentioned; Physical Appearance Determinant)
  • Chapter 8: Ride Like the Wind
  • Chapter 9: Ladies' Night
  • Chapter 10: The Beaumont Bachelor Bash
  • Chapter 11: The Prodigal Father
  • Chapter 12: To Love and to Cherish
  • Chapter 13: Spreading the Word
  • Chapter 14: The Announcement
  • Chapter 15: Apple in the Oven
  • Chapter 16: Great Expectations
  • Chapter 17: Hot Off the Press
  • Chapter 18: The Last Apple Ball
  • Chapter 19: Truth and Lies

Book 2

  • Chapter 1: Labor of Love
  • Chapter 2: First Days
  • Chapter 3: Welcome to the World
  • Chapter 4: The Royal Tour
  • Chapter 5: Her Royal Highness
  • Chapter 6: To Catch a Traitor
  • Chapter 7: Thanks (But No Thanks)
  • Chapter 8: Exit Strategy
  • Chapter 9: Quiet Before the Storm
  • Chapter 10: Last Day in Lythikos
  • Chapter 11: Escape to LA
  • Chapter 12: The Show Must Go On
  • Chapter 13: How Do You Like Them Apples?
  • Chapter 14: Battle Lines
  • Chapter 15: All is Fair
  • Chapter 16: In Love and War
  • Chapter 17: A Spurned Ally
  • Chapter 18: The Beginning of the End
  • Chapter 19: To Betroth, or Not to Betroth
  • Chapter 20: Freeze this Moment

Book 3

  • Chapter 1: Changes
  • Chapter 2: Making Waves
  • Chapter 3: Forever Hold Your Peace
  • Chapter 4: Seeds of Conflict
  • Chapter 5: Crossing the Finish Line
  • Chapter 6: The Princess and the Plea
  • Chapter 7: Ill Will Hunting
  • Chapter 8: Snow and Stone
  • Chapter 9: The Barthelemy Beaumont Bash
  • Chapter 10: A Fox in the Henhouse
  • Chapter 11: The Apparent Trap
  • Chapter 12: The Deciding Vote
  • Chapter 13: The Way Out
  • Chapter 14: Upping the Ante
  • Chapter 15: The Enemy of My Enemy
  • Chapter 16: Devil in the Details
  • Chapter 17: The Crown Regent's Coronation
  • Chapter 18: Crowning Glory
  • Chapter 19: The Once and Future Princess

The Royal Finale

  • Chapter 1: Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Chapter 2: Courted
  • Chapter 3: Crossroads
  • Chapter 4: Belle of the Ball, Belly of the Beast
  • Chapter 5: Testing the Waters
  • Chapter 6: The Comeback Queen
  • Chapter 7: Another Mask on the Wall
  • Chapter 8: The Playdate
  • Chapter 9: Highs and Lows
  • Chapter 10: Gangbusters
  • Chapter 11: Face-Off
  • Chapter 12: When Worlds Collide
  • Chapter 13: Family Matters
  • Chapter 14: Island Intrigue
  • Chapter 15: To Wield the Sword
  • Chapter 16: To Wear the Crown
  • Chapter 17: Happier Ever After

Relationships

Your Character

Liam meets you while on his bachelor party in New York with his friends Maxwell, Tariq, and Drake, where you are his waitress. When you get ready to close the bar, he approaches you and apologizes for his friends' difficult demands. He tells you that they'd like to go somewhere but are unfamiliar with the city, so you offer to take them to a club or a quiet beach. Later, you can choose to take him to see the Statue of Liberty where you can share a sweet moment with him.

The next day, Maxwell catches you outside of work. He tells you that he can see the strong connection between the Prince and you, and offers to sponsor you and bring you to Cordonia to join the Prince's other suitors. Since Maxwell doesn’t have a sister, he chooses you to represent his family's Noble House in the "competition". Even if you don't spend extra time with him in Book 1, he falls in love with you and wants to propose to you at his Coronation. When he is unable to do that, throughout Book 2, he tries to maintain a relationship with you, even if you keep things formal and platonic. If you spend time with him in the Grotto, he tells you he would abdicate the throne for you. If you spend time with him in Paris, he says he would run away with you to keep you safe. He will propose to you in Book 2, Chapter 16.

Your relationship with him is determined by your answer to his proposal. If you refuse and tell him that you are in love with Drake, Maxwell, or Hana, he will be devastated but still happy for you and his friend. He still feels you are important for Cordonia, and tells you that he will make you a Duchess and you will be given lands. Throughout Book 3, he is sad when he sees you with your fiance/e but still keeps his head high and a smile plastered on his face. If Drake is your fiance, he agrees to be his Best Man at the wedding; if Maxwell or Hana is your fiance, Liam will officiate the ceremony. When you are kidnapped by Anton's men, he goes to trade his life for yours and your spouse.

In The Royal Heir, Book 1, he offers you and your spouse his private island to spend your honeymoon. Later, he asks to name your future child his heir. In Book 2, he is forced to sign a treaty with Auvernal to get the doctor to you as soon as possible during your labor.

If you accept his proposal, he tells you that by Cordonia custom, you will be made a Duchess and given lands. When terrorists threaten Cordonia, you two use your engagement tour as a Unity Tour to visit the Noble Houses and rally the people. At your wedding, because he cannot officiate, you get the option of Queen Mother Regina or his brother Leo. Naturally, when you are kidnapped by Anton's men, he goes to trade his life for you.

In The Royal Heir, Book 1, you honeymoon with him in his private island. He tells you because you two are in the public eye, they expect to see a child soon. He wants a family too, but is worried about the stress put on you. When you become pregnant, he is thrilled and does everything he can for you. During your pregnancy, you both have to maneuver between potential political alliances between Cordonia and Auvernal and Monterisso. In Book 2 however, Auvernal forces their hand and he is forced to sign a treaty and marriage contract between your child and one of theirs.

In Book 3, to celebrate your win against Barthelemy Beaumont, he pulls strings to have a star named after you. You can help name it "Riley Regia the Beloved, the Undefeated, or the Irresistibly Sexy", although its scientific name is V254 Argus.

European Guy (Leo)

He is Liam's older half-brother. The Royal Romance, Book 1 occurs after the events of Rules of Engagement, Book 2 where European Guy abdicates the throne of Cordonia as his heart was set elsewhere. Liam finds himself next in line to the Cordonian throne. He is occasionally mentioned by Liam. In Rules of Engagement, Book 3, Chapter 1, if Main Character (Rules of Engagement) is engaged to Leo, he tells her that he has to miss their first meeting with the wedding planner because he has to help Liam prepare for a meeting with the French ambassador. In Chapter 17, Liam is unable to attend the wedding, instead sending Leo a letter congratulating his brother and new wife, saying that he can't wait to meet his new sister-in-law and tell her all the stories of Leo embarrassing himself at court.

According to Leo, when they were children, Liam went through a phase where he wouldn't stop poorly whistling the tune to The Andy Griffith Show. It drove them crazy but Constantine put up with it as he got along better with Liam than Leo. During one of their summers at Applewood Manor, Liam hid from their parents because he didn't want to leave. Leo took the blame even though Liam told him that he didn't want his older brother to get in trouble. Leo said he was always in trouble so a little more wouldn't hurt. Leo said, "A duck in the pond doesn't mind the rain. It's already wet." Leo persuaded Constantine to buy a claw/crane machine for the palace, and he would put Liam’s things in it, like his toothbrush, favorite stuffed dragon, and his crown, so Liam had to play the machine to win his things back. When they and their parents took a diplomatic trip to Morocco, Leo told everyone that Liam loved chicken tagine even though he hated it. Since it was rude to turn down whatever their hosts would serve, Liam was forced to eat chicken tagine often... to the point that he grew to love it. Liam retaliated some way involving fireworks going off in the boutique. The prank war ended when Leo accidentally locked a visiting earl's son in a closet, thinking he was Liam.

Before the events of Rules of Engagement, Book 1, while Leo was still Crown Prince, he and Liam met Bradshaw & Isabella at a summit in Athens. When the King and Queen of Auvernal insulted Liam, Leo was ready to punch Bradshaw but Liam interceded and embarrassed the Auvernese for their behavior. Leo told Liam that it takes tact and cunning to lie in a bed of snakes and avoid a bite. If Leo had punched Bradshaw, it would have been in the newspapers, Cordonia would have had to issue a formal apology and Constantine would have never let Leo hear the end of it.

Approximately a year before the events of The Royal Romance, Book 2, Leo and Liam swam at the Blue Grotto. Liam had found a pearl and Leo told him it would win the heart of any woman he gave it to. Liam hid the pearl away, figuring he would find it again once he found someone he wanted to give it to.

Constantine

Constantine Rys is Liam's father. As stated in Rules of Engagement, even though he is King, his wife has more pull and influence when it comes to the populace. In The Royal Romance, Book 2, when Liam discovers his father's role in the conspiracy against you, he is both saddened and angry by Constantine's actions. He orders Constantine to give you the help you need to find Tariq, reminding his father that he (Liam) is the new king.

In Book 3, Liam is affected by Constantine's death and misses him dearly. He remembers when he was a child, finding his father in the throne room. Liam would sneak over by the curtains to peek at his father while Constantine was conducting business. Constantine couldn't halt proceedings, but he would always spot Liam and wink. In The Royal Heir, Liam admits that Constantine was never a warm figure all the time.

Eleanor

Liam's mother was the second wife of Constantine and the former Queen of Cordonia. She was poisoned by the enemies when he was still young. Drake mentioned that Liam's mother was 'lowly' in Book 3, Chapter 3, which implies that Liam's mother was a commoner. In a premium choice in Book 3, Chapter 6, Liam revealed that his mother wasn't a native of Cordonia. His strongest memory of her is when she brought him to the city and sat at the steps of an old library as she read his favorite story to him. She also loved books.

Regina

Regina Rys is Liam's step-mother. He considers her to be a “wonderful woman,” and she in turn was worried about how Leo’s abdication would burden him. Nevertheless, Regina agreed with Constantine that Liam was a better fit for the throne.

Bastien

Bastien is Liam's bodyguard when Leo abdicates and once he becomes King. Liam trusts him as his bodyguard but when his involvement in the conspiracy against you is revealed, Liam is angry and unsure where his loyalties lie. Bastien explains it was not personal and it was under orders from then-King Constantine, but as Liam is his new king, he will follow Liam's orders henceforth. Liam forgives him.

In The Royal Finale when it is revealed that Bastien is a member of the Via Imperii and indirectly caused Jackson Walker's death, Liam relieves him from duty and has Mara arrest him. He is angry and upset by this betrayal, realizing that Bastien has been feeding information about them to their enemies.

Drake

Drake is Liam's best friend. He and Drake got into a lot of mischief when they were younger. He got lost while camping while Drake caused a palace lockdown while they were playing Hide-and-Seek, causing the game to be banned from then on. They also broke a part of a chandelier when they were playing soccer inside since it was raining outside. They would also bet each other push-ups; the loser had to do push-ups with the winner on his back. When they were teenagers, they thought about getting tattoos to bend the rules a little and get something that would be 'his'. In the end though, they didn't.

In The Royal Heir, Drake reveals that Liam went through a 1 to 2 week phase where he wore his crown everywhere when they were children. Liam's parents also let him sleep over in the Walker family's quarters once or twice. Liam was so proud to help Bianca microwave leftovers; he thought he was "cooking". Drake also taught Liam how to drive, and there may or may not be a royal golf cart in one of the capital's ponds.

Madeleine

At the end of Book 1, Liam unwillingly proposes to Madeleine, who accepts happily. As he explains later, he chose her because she has no romantic feelings towards him and doesn't care about what he does behind closed doors and in private. Shortly before his coronation, she came to his room to propose such an arrangement, that he could choose her and have the best of both worlds - her as Queen and you as his lover. Liam didn't agree to the arrangement then, but found himself doing so when the scandal erupted and you were forced out of the competition. Though the timing and sequence of events seemed suspicious, he had no proof of her being involved in the conspiracy against you; so he bought himself time by entering the engagement with her.

In return for choosing her as his fiancee, he asked her to bring Hana back to Court, to help her find an advantageous match to appease her parents. Even though that would also be a "cover" for Hana, it was something Madeleine could do for him.

In public, Liam tried to do his best to look happy with Madeleine. While lying came natural to her, Liam appeared stiff and serious and Regina told him he had to change or the public would question the engagement. Liam decided then to pretend Madeleine was you, that you were by his side and holding his arm during public appearances. The image of you made him relax in front of the public.

In Book 2, Chapter 15, after you successfully clear your name, Liam breaks off his engagement to Madeleine. She is naturally upset, but her love for Cordonia transcends her feelings towards individuals. She later finds her place in Cordonia's government as the Royal Communications Director.

Lena

Lena is Liam's younger sister, whose existence was hidden from him and his family since their mother's death. Although in The Royal Heir, he discovered Eleanor was pregnant when he was young, he assumed the child had died with her when she was assassinated. When Eirik and Lena reveal her identity in Finale, Chapter 2, he is shocked. Regardless of the advice you and your friends give him, he is interested in developing a relationship with her and "saving" her from the Via Imperii. When her identity of being "The Fist" is revealed, he is discouraged but still wants to attempt to sway her.

In Chapter 9, he tells you that he doesn't trust her completely, but he doesn't believe she would endanger you. When you are trapped in a gondola with her, she tells you that Liam doesn't deserve Cordonia's throne, and only became king due to birthright, because he was born second and his older brother abdicated. She believes that he is pretending to be nice because he has no choice. When you argue on Liam's behalf, she is hesitant and is also conflicted in her feelings.

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Trivia

  • He is the first of thirty-six love interests that can be customized by the Player.
These characters include:
Adrian Raines from the Bloodbound series, Alpha Werewolf from Wolf Bride, Attorney from Surrender, Avery Wilshere from Platinum, Bad Boy from My Two First Loves, Beautiful Contestant from the America's Most Eligible series, Best Friend from My Two First Loves, Blaine Hayes from Foreign Affairs, Captain from Shipwrecked, Cassidy Carhart from Rising Tides, Childhood Crush from My Two First Loves, Crown Shield from The Royal Masquerade, Dakota Winchester from With Every Heartbeat, Edward Mortemer from Distant Shores, Everett/Yvette Flynt from Slow Burn, Gabe Ricci from the Laws of Attraction series, Handsome Stranger from the America's Most Eligible series, Hayden Young from the Perfect Match series, Ian/Ina Kingsley from the Queen B series, John Somerset from The Unexpected Heiress, Julia/Julian Navarro from Slow Burn, King "Liam" Rys from The Royal Romance series, King/Queen-Regent from The Royal Masquerade, Logan from Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1, Marco Di Vincenzo from Hot Couture, Marshal Keane from Witness: A Bodyguard Romance, Mayor Dixon from Baby Bump series, Mr. Covington from Baby Bump series, Nik Ryder from Nightbound, Raleigh Carrera from Platinum, Rival Matchmaker from Ms. Match, Robin Tora from Rising Tides, Rory Silva from the High School Story: Class Act series, Sam Dalton from The Nanny Affair series, Simon/Ava Montjoy from A Very Scandalous Proposal, and Werewolf Hunter from Wolf Bride.
  • The default name Liam is of Irish origin and means "protector."
  • His half-brother is European Guy, a character from the Rules of Engagement series.
    • Although you can change his name in The Royal Romance, his name is "Liam" in Rules of Engagement.
    • According to European Guy in Rules of Engagement, Book 2, Liam once gained nearly twenty pounds because he ate too much baklava. He also had a phase in which he wouldn't stop whistling the tune of The Andy Griffith Show.
  • European Guy and Drake mention that baklava is his all time favorite sweet pastry.
  • He is shown on the covers of The Royal Romance, Book 1, The Royal Romance, Book 2, The Royal Heir, Book 1, The Royal Holiday, The Royal Heir, Book 2, and The Royal Finale.
  • It is implied that he is Kenna Rys' descendant as her portrait is seen in their castle's dining room.
    • This is confirmed in the final chapter of The Royal Masquerade when his ancestor Fabian is revealed to be Kenna's descendant.
    • In Chapter 17 of The Royal Heir, Book 2, it is confirmed that his last name is Rys, if you decide to read Amalas' files on you and your friends.
  • "Liam" said that if he could only eat one thing for the rest of his life, he would pick vanilla milkshakes, explaining that he finds vanilla to be a complex flavor. "Liam" is also a coffee person.
  • "Liam" loves dogs and is delighted to meet the corgi if you choose to adopt the puppy.
    • In The Royal Heir, Book 1, Chapter 6, he reveals he never had pets growing up, and that he abolished the Royal Palace's rule against pets when he became King of Cordonia.
    • In The Royal Heir, Book 2, Chapter 17, he reveals he had a hamster called Marbles.
  • In a premium scene in Book 2, Chapter 14, ”Liam” says that aside from the waltz, he is also well versed in the tango, the West Coast swing, and a bit of jazz.
  • In Book 3, Chapter 16, Your Character has an opportunity to get closure with him if he's not your fiancé.
    • You are presented an opportunity to have one last fling at your Bachelorette Party with him in Las Vegas before getting married to your main love interest.
  • In The Royal Heir, Book 1, Chapter 5, he reveals that he sung background vocals on an album Maxwell made, entitled DJ Beau. He also states he makes a great pasta carbonara but that is the limit of his cooking experience.
  • On April 10, 2020, Pixelberry tweeted their #QuarantineHouse challenge, placing King "Liam" in House 1 with Gaius Augustine, Guy Ledford, Jackie Varma, Marc Antony, and Lily Spencer.
  • In The Royal Heir, Book 2, Chapter 11, he says one of his favorite constellations is Cetus, the sea monster, which he thinks looks like a sea serpent not a whale.
  • If the default name is kept, he shares the same name as Liam Gill from Queen B and Liam Worthington from The Unexpected Heiress.

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