And yet, whatever Orico had been, he had held on long enough for the next generation to gain its chance. Like some doomed little hero holding back a dike of woe, and drowning while the others escaped the tide. - Cazaril, musing on Orico's fate, Curse of ChalionOrico dy Chalion is roya of Chalion at the opening of The Curse of Chalion; he is the son of Ias and his Brajaran first wife. His wife is Royina Sara. An indecisive and ineffective ruler, he is known as Orico the Impotent. Due to his knowledge of the Curse of Chalion, he attempts to rule through his chancellor, Martou dy Jironal.
Orioc is little below average height. His nose was broken in an accident and looks like a squashed mushroom, his curly hair was auburn, now graying to roan, his face is pale and puffy and his body grossly broadened.