Appearance and personalityEdit
Raynault is the exact opposite of his foppish brother, Ladisla. He's serious, consciences, honest and thoughtful young man, who dresses modestly and humbly for a Prince. Many consider Raynault a far more suitable heir than his brother.
The Blade ItselfEdit
Raynault is in the royal box with the rest of the royal family, at the final of The Contest. When the champion, Jezal dan Luthar, is presented to the King, Guslav is fast asleep, and Hoff has to wake him up. The feeble-minded old man mistakes Jezal for his youngest son, Raynault, to the great embarrassment of all present. The King rants on about how he must look after his elder brother since Ladisla is too weak to bare the crown, and that Raynault would be a far better heir.
Before They Are HangedEdit
With Ladisla presumed dead in the First Northern War, Prince Raynault is now the only heir to the throne. However, he is found brutally murdered in his bedroom in the Palace, leg broken and mauled at the throat. Judging by the wounds, it seems clear to Superior Glokta that an Eater did it. The evidence lead to the Gurkish emissary, Tulkis. After questioning him, although the Superior is convinced he is innocent, Arch Lector Sult, anxious for a confession, would hear none of it. The Arch Lector get his confession and Tulkis is promptly hung-drawn-and-quartered in public; case closed.
Nonetheless, Glokta continues his investigations, asking Practical Severard to bring him the Knight of the Body in charge that night. Severard learns that the Knight of the Body has been missing for days, even before the prince's murder. Glokta ordered the Practical to get a list of everyone present in the palace. However, Glokta soon gets a visit from Mauthis on behalf of the bank Valint & Balk, ordering him to stop his investigations into this matter.