On a Chinese chess set, the red general, or shuai is guarded. There is no “king” piece because China’s past rulers objected to the royal name being given to a game piece.
“Could there be a king without country, subjects and armies? If we conceive of a time when there were no creatures, no servants, no subjects of divine lordship we dethrone God and predicate a time when God was not. It would be as if He had been recently appointed and man had given these names to Him. The divine sovereignty is ancient, eternal. God from everlasting was love, justice, power, creator, provider, the omniscient, the bountiful.” -Abdu’l Baha