Was Bavarian King Ludwig II, the "Fairy Tale King" responsible for such kitschy creations as the castle Neuschwanstein, queer? This question, which tortures some Bavarians, won't be settled by a Bavarian district court. The court was faced with a case brought by one of the descendants of Ludwig's stable master. The great grandson of the stable master had discovered while reading from a local history book an allusion to a possible hanky-panky between his great grandfather and the king, who died in 1886. The controversial lines refer to King Ludwig II having called the count by the pet name "Lolus," a reference to the mistress of his grandfather Ludwig I, Lola Montez. The plaintiff claimed that these lines had damaged the reputation of his great grandfather and demanded a retribution payment of 250,000 euros ($301,265). Rather than getting into the nitty-gritty of Ludwig's sexual orientation, the court assisted the two parties to come to a settlement. Part of the agreement stipulates that a note be added to the book which makes clear that the great grandson of the stable master does not agree with the portrayal in the book.