Augustin Halbert was the first king of Knighton and both founder and member of the Order of the Eight.
Prior to the series
Prior to the formation of the order Knighton was a lawless wasteland terrorised by monsters of all kinds. Augustin, a local farmer at the time, gathered seven of the most courageous, adept and dutiful citizens he could find to help fight back against the evil that plagues their land. After long and valiant struggles, these eight self-taught warriors eventually triumphed over their more powerful opponents. They believed that these victories were not based on their superior skills but on an internal "code" that bound them together, and wanted to share this "code" with all the protectors of the realm who would defend the realm long after they were gone.
Following their final victory over the Brownwater Brood of the Badlands, Halbert asked each member of the Order to create a statement to best express this unwritten "code" that they shared. The eight statements eventually became known as the Knight's Code. After saving the kingdom, Augustin became its first king.