After hearing commotion outside the Royal Chambers, Gregor and Brion ran to find his parents murdered. With his father dead, Gregor was the new king, but as he was a minor, his uncle Baron DeLamb would act as regent until he became 18.
Neither Gregor nor his brother liked or trusted their uncle, whose first actions as the regent were imposing martial law and reversing some of King Viktor's decrees. Brion voiced his distrust to his brother and suggested delaying the coronation, but Gregor felt that Markovia needed a king. Their uncle would only be regent for a year; Gregor dismissed Brion's concerns that a lot of damage could be done in that time.