Once a high mage in the Circle of Fire, Xardas was one of the 12 mages who created the Barrier of The Colony under the orders of King Rhobas II.
During his time in The Old Camp, he left the Magicians of the Circle of Fire, as well as the camp and devoted himself to Dark Magic and Necromancy.
In the Orc lands he raised a tower from which he studied alone and have a Lesser Deamon, as well as three goloms, and magically enhanced creatures to make sure he is left in peace.
Xardas is known in the Prophecy and is working with the Nameless Hero to destroy The Sleeper. But he is also the one saving the Hero after the temple collapsed.
Xardas is one of the main characters of the Gothic series, but is not included in the fourth game.