Those attempting to win the King’s place are the Candidates to the throne. For the most part, they consist of other political figures that hire adventurers to quest on their behalf. A few have a dedicated champion instead of hiring. There are also a few adventurers that seek the throne for themselves instead of selling their services to another Candidate. The King’s quests have been in place for many years now, as well, so candidates have come and gone.
I will provide a list of some of the major Candidate names that everyone would know, but I don’t intend it to be a complete list, just a reference. If anyone would like to use an existing Candidate is a plot hook for their character’s background, just let me know. You can make up the identity yourself, or we can work together to flush out a bit of story. – scott