Lord Curl of Blackearth in Buck was among the men who killed King Charger. He was the first to attack the king, and when Lord Lock tried to stop him, killed him as well. Afterwards he drove the king's hip-knife to Lock's back, attempting to disguise what he had done.
Curl was the younger brother of Lord Ulder. There were rumours that Lord Curl was behind the slaughter of the dozen piebald horses that happened the night his brother died after a duel with Lord Elkwin. Lord Curl had a seven year old daughter who was discovered killed in the Buckkeep stables some time after.