Goltus is the son of the undisputed Emperor of the Old Empire, and one of the three men locked in a deadly struggle to become the new Emperor.
In recent years, his father Sabarbus came to power crushing his rivals under his boot to become the self-proclaimed Emperor of the Old Empire. However, his short reign came to an end when he was poisoned. Goltus and his brother Scario squabbled over his legacy, and then made war on each other.
Goltus held the city of Darmium, but Scario took the city under siege with his father’s greatest general, Cabrian. No sooner had Cabrian taken the city, than he proclaimed himself Emperor. Scario, running from his brother’s vengeful armies, fled across the bridge at Aostum, and had his engineers bring it down behind him. Scario, Goltus, and Cabrian are now three Emperors, locked in a deadly struggle. Goltus' claim is supported by the Magus Zacharus.
Before They Are Hanged Edit
Bayaz, Quai, Longfoot, Jezal, Ferro and Logen travel across the Old Empire on their journey to the edge of the world. They come across a battlefield littered with dead bodies and Zacharus. He claims the dead are the work of his protégé Goltus, who has defeated his brother Scario, but shows him mercy. He’s now on his way to Darmium to crush Cabrian, and make himself undisputed Emperor.
Red Country Edit
It is revealed that Goltus was victorious, and is now His Radiance, the Emperor Goltus the First.