Zlandicar is one of three Dragons that were captured and tortured at the Tagnik Vukar prison in Lavastorm. He was the only one who survived the torment. His apprentice, Ithiosar, rescued him from his captivity. He brought him back to Velious to convince the Claws of Veeshan that the circumstances demanded an attack on the Takish Empire. Caused by the Ashfall, the Dal were deprived of their grip on High Magic and with the terrible experiments revealed to the Claws, the elder Dragons agreed and so the Dragon War began.