24 Aug 2021
In exchange for his life, the king gave the vengeful soldier the kingdom as well as his daughter's hand in marriage.
Just not for very long.
[OR: The only reason this turned out well for you, unnamed soldier, is LITERALLY because this is a fairy tale. Rule number three on the Evil Overlord List: when you usurp someone, you KILL them. And maybe glance at rules 193 and 217 too.]