The Community of Coots are too ornery and independent to want anything to do with queens, let alone kings. In times of crisis, a coot emerges from the need for collective action. That coot is called Marengo.
In the Elder Noise, Marengo means the Caller of Ways. The legend/folk memory of the Flight from Harvest Holm tells how the coot Marengo sacrificed his life to lead the Coots to the safety of quiet waters.