Taker is believed to be the first real king of The Six Duchies. Little more than his name and some extravagant legends remain of him.
Taker was the first Outislander to claim Buckkeep as the First Duchy. He is the founder of the royal line.
One of the legends is that by seeing the timbered fortifications of Buckkeep he annouced: "If there is a fire and a meal there, I shan't be leaving again." (Quote from Robin Hobb's novel Assassin's Apprentice)