Gandohar is a powerful wizard and formally respected scientist. He was once a student of Veneficus University in New Ashos and caused the destruction of the first university. He was the original inhabitant of the Tower of Fangs and created ‘The Swallows’ when an experiment on Verita Crystals went wrong using half the heart of a demon called Garadel, first born of Aziraal who in return he promised to free but never upheld his half of the arrangement. Gandohar was once lovers with Nalia before he left the swamp forever.
He later became emperor of Antaloor, ruling with an iron fist and using excessively harsh punishment and death to deter crime and disobedience. Gandohar had almost entirely wiped out the Orcish race in a single battle and officially disbanded the Mages Guild for opposing him. He made the possession of Verita Crystals for the general public illegal as well as special seeds used in a cure for the disease caused by the crystals.
Gandohar in his youth was under the influence of the fire god Aziraal and later came to realize Aziraal’s influence over him. In an attempt to permanently seal away Aziraal he used Kyra as a vessel and her brother’s life force to keep Aziraal contained until they had what was needed to seal him away. After her brother escaped Gandohar was forced to use his own life force instead, greatly weakening him. This led to his death at the hands of Casara.