King Artiemus was a normal king because he was immortal. After the death of his wife he found out by a letter from his brother Orrick that he hired an assassin to kill her. This cause the Great War in which Orrick stabbed Artiemus through the heart ending the war. But Artiemus was not dead he becomes The Watcher looking for revenge for his wife murder. There was a battle in the castle of Salon to the death between Orrick and Artiemus but the Ring of Time activates and transports both of them into the future where the battle continues.