Tazex was once a lowely lieutenant exiled from his tribe. Despondent, he came upon an Old Catacomb and accidentally stepped into a flux of energy left behind by the previous inhabitant. The magic effected a mutation in him that changed the course of his life. Thus augmented, Tazex returned to his tribe and challenged the chieftain. In the ensuring fight, the tribe was decimated and the chief was slain. Tazex gathered the remaining kobolds and led them to his new lair wooing them with the idea he could make each and every one of them more powerful like him. Tazex now rules his small army from with the catacombs. His reluctant consort, Idruma, is studying the lingering magic at his behest. Tazex envisions armies of transformed koblds at his command. The arrogant kobold believes great things lie in store for him. The kobolds who serve him do so out of fear and morbid fascination, not because they are endeared to him as a leader. Indee, most of them lifed the old chieftain better.