The king has been mentioned quite a bit -- even in the first version of Hassan I did way back when -- but (aside from his gold jewelry) he's never been seen or described until now.
I envisioned King Fatih to look quite a bit like his son, Hassan, except for somewhat-older facial features and a beard. The king wears the same style of headpiece and loincloth that Hassan (and the other princes of the palace) wears, except for a diaphanous sash that drapes across his mighty muscular chest and back.
The king's favorite color is (obviously) red, which inspired the name of the Ruby Guard and the red loincloths that that select group of guards wear.
Part 2 of The Defiant Prince is being written now -- it's about... 65% done. I'm working at it in between decorating and lighting the palace in the studio. Barring any showstopping problems, I'm estimating I'll have part 2 ready to be posted sometime next week.
Have a great Friday and weekend, everyone!