Orlando Compton-Jones is a British Royal, and is one of the Kings of the Four Legendary Kingdoms.
Orlando Compton-Jones was born as a royal. He and his younger sister Iolanthe became members of the Kingdom of Land that included their British homeland, as part of the ancient group known as the Four Legendary Kingdoms. Because of his membership in the Four Kingdoms, Orlando was taught about the true history of mankind, as well as learning of the five trials set by super-ancient beings to test humanity.
Orlando, along with other members of the British royal family, encouraged Iolanthe to work with their cousin, Vladimir "Carnivore" Romanov, who was also their current King of Land, on rebuilding the Machine, since he believed that their alliance would be beneficial to all the royal families.
Before The Four Legendary KingdomsEdit
After Carnivore was killed at the Sixth Vertex by Jack West Jr, Orlando was anointed the new King of Land, since he was closer in succession to the role than even the Queen of England.
Over the next eight years following the Return of the Dark Sun, Orlando came to approve of the four participants that he wished to have represent the Kingdom of Land for the Great Games of the Hydra. In addition to the former Brazilian soldiers Cardinal Mendoza provided, Victor Vargas and Maurucio Corazon, as well as another unidentified man, Orlando gladly approved of the SAS Major Gregory Brigham, to whom he had already betrothed to his daughter.
Unfortunately, the fourth participant that would have represented the Kingdom of Land perished shortly before the Games were to begin. In urgent need of a new participant, Orlando agreed to Iolanthe's suggestion that they use Jack as a replacement, and so she arranged for him to be kidnapped and taken to Underworld.