Kosdad was an elderly mage and a spy who kept watch over the Eastern Gallery during the Empire-Avernum War. He had previously held a position as an instructor at the Tower of Magi. It remains unratified whether he had voluntarily joined the army to help the cause, although it seems likely. He aided the Empire War Heroes during their struggle by providing them with training in the magical arts. His hut was situated within the ruins of an old brigand fort - a place cleansed six years earlier by the famous Hawthorne's Assassins.