|Dragon Quest series character|
|Dragon Quest I|
|Family||Princess Gwaelin (daughter)|
|Voice Actor||Ryūji Saikachi (CD Theater)|
King Lorik, known as Lars XVI (ラルス16世 Rarusu Jūroku-sei) in Japanese is the ruler of Alefgard in Dragon Quest. He often worries about his missing daughter, Princess Gwaelin, though he only tasks the Hero with defeating the Dragonlord and recovering the stolen Sphere of Light.
In Tantegel, King Lorik is the first to speak with the Hero and requests that the descendant of Erdrick defeat the Dragonlord and recover the Sphere of Light. He gives the Hero 120 gold coins, a torch and a Magic Key to assist him in his quest. The Hero will also need to rescue his daughter Gwaelin from a Green dragon. King Lorik has the ability to tell the Hero how many experience points are needed to reach the next level and is the only person in Dragon Quest that can record your deeds onto the Imperial Scrolls of Honor.
At the end of the game, he offers his throne to the hero, but that offer is declined. If Gwaelin is rescued, he joyfully grants his blessings to their union.
- The updated artwork by Akira Toriyama has Lorik looking considerably younger than originally envisioned.
- The King's given name is only stated in the original Famicom and NES versions of Dragon Quest, later remakes of the game removed any mention of the King's proper name, only referring to him as "the King".