Kotzuiyrn, had a plan to outwait the enemies of the failed Empire. When it seemed certain to fall, he would goad his best War Priest
into battling him while in he was his more mortal-shape. Skarzvard
did as expected, complete with using a forbidden Life Forging Rune
into his blade to seal Coryduin
At the final blow, however, Kotzuiyrn was surprised he was not placed into the blade that would be called Coryduin's Bane,
but was split between it and Skarzvard's Blade
as well, and like others who had their souls sealed with Life Forged
runes, he lost his memories for centuries to come.
This split and memory loss caused the "Coryduin's Bane" to slowly corrupt and drive people around it towards persuit of personal power or rage, while the Skarzvard's Blade was stored in the Magical Archives Building
within a vault to the "Scavaerd" family. The blade had the ability to shield those around it, or selected by the blade's inhabitant, from the magical influences of others.
Kotzuiyrn, from within the Skarzvard Blade, worried that his plan of eventually making his way to his former War Priest's tomb would fall short - until Davon,
High Priest among the Priesthood of Kaygys
manipulated Lucan Stellos
into breaking into the Archives through the back wall.
Breaking Lucan free of Davon's mesmerizing powers, Kotzuiyrn was able to glean that the blade of the "Traitor" was to be offered to Kaygys
as an offering and an appeasement to the white Dragon.
Unwilling to let a former ally know his current weakened state, Kotzuiyrn freed Lucan and directed him to find individuals who descend from Skarzvard.
Lucan found two, though one was less inclined to be in his favor, while the other had the influence of teh other half of his soul's presence still over him. And again, he set his plan to return fully into motion.