In Mount & Blade Warband, are there different behaviour models for the kings of their respective countries?

It's known that King Haurlaus of Swadia has a reputation for going to war, but is this due to his behaviour being different or Swadia just being in the middle of the map?

Other potential behavioural differences could for example include the intervals between hosting of feasts, the sharing of conquered lands to established lords as well as newcomers in the realm or general diplomatic behaviours (like treaties, trade agreements and so on).

Sub question: If not, does this change with any of the mod packs released for this game?

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I have been unable to find anything in the scripts about kings having different personalities. And yet people do seem to find that kings behave in the same way and lords having different personalities is well established.

In terms of explaining the behavioural differences you ask about (feasts, diplomacy, allocating conquests, lord relations) and others, if we assume there isn't anything about different personalities in the code then we have to assume its all circumstantial i.e. kingdom size, military strength, lord relations, number of factions they're at war with etc. I am inclined to go with this option on the basis of a couple of things from my own experience:

1) Kings all respond the same when you release them when you've captured them after a battle. Based on lord's personalities this would suggest kings are all the same personality type.

2) As a vassal it seems possible to influence your king's behaviour. If you make the kingdom stronger then they're more likely to come out of their city and e.g. join a campaign.

Finally, in terms of if it changes in Floris I haven't noticed any difference in the behaviour of kings whilst playing Floris but that's just my own experience.

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