Kodan was a servant of Ixuz, the Banished. He was a dark wizard who rallied a massive army to lay claim on all of Anvaris.
Once a prominent wizard working at the School of Arcane Arts, Kodan fell to the dark path after he lost his family during a bandit raid on the Varosian mainland.
Ixuz had followed the wizard closely and saw an opportunity to gain a powerful ally. Through dark whispers the banished god managed to influence Kodan into stealing both the Orb of Time and the Orb of Light, putting the world balance at risk which in turn started the Lightwar.