I'll have my post up tomorrow after my nap. (Driving 2 hours to a 3 hour class and 2 hours back takes surprisingly a lot out of you) Zorael will meet up with Richter outside the doors, unless Diana demands edits.
The king might have been assassinated, but if you'll read the OOC intro you'll note that he was 'in declining health'. Officially he died due to illness, not by ill means. Calling the poor king's untimely death an assassination could get you exiled or worse since there is absolutely no proof that anyone caused the king's death.
EDIT: Done. I actually intended to write out any implications of assassinations out of the original post since I was unsure how much Richter knew as far as implications go, but I guess I missed a couple. Thanks, Ocha.