“Stronger now are the people of the Maple World, but still not enough to defeat the Black Mage.”
- ― Von Leon
Von Leon, also known as the Lion King, is one of the commanders of the Black Mage.
Von Leon was the king of a village in El Nath. Many people were loyal and devoted to him to the extent of some people whom have already passed away (turned into ghost) chose to remain loyal to him but could not rest in peace due Von Leon's turning into a villain. The loyal servants of his then decided that Von Leon should be killed, as much as they didn't want to, but they believed that the old Von Leon would appreciate their thinking.
A hundred years ago, Von Leon's wife Ifia was murdered. He found a Cygnus Knight crest on her body which made him believe that they did it. This was all actually a set-up for him to join the Black Mage, which he did. After the Black Mage was sealed, Von Leon casted a spell which killed every resident in the village and his castle disappeared; the moment the Black Mage were to return, Von Leon would too.
Like the servants, his ghost wife was also not at peace. She tried to reach out to Von Leon, but he could not see her because he went too far in his villainy and could not turn back.
- A photograph found in the Monster Park shows Von Leon with Spiegelmann. Seeing as Von Leon looks happy in the picture, it was presumably taken before his wife's death. (If it is shown to Spieglemann, he'll bribe the player into keeping quiet about it.)
- There's a beggar in El Nath named Nonvon Leon who looks like Von Leon.
- In the Demon's storyline the player is able to find a secret passage to the Throne Room where Von Leon is in the entrance to the Castle, but it can only be used once after the quest is completed and the Demon is kicked out by Von Leon.