Ragbard, duke of Ellander, was the first prince consort to Bienvenu La Louve, the queen of Temeria. However, the marriage was dissolved shortly after it occurred — rumors circulated that the duke, although seemingly perky and masculine, was more interested in "men's games" and had totally failed the queen's expectations in the bedchamber. A vulgar and libelous ballad was sung throughout Temeria ridiculing him.
And suddenly the rumors died down because the duke started meeting with delightful Adalia, count of Garramone's daughter. Shortly thereafter the pompous wedding took place and, half a year later, Ragbard was dead - gossip had it he had overdosed on medicine supporting sexual potency.