Crown Prince Ranon of Koridan was the first-born child of Raman Gregor and Queen Julienne. He has two younger siblings, his sister Arysa and brother Kelric. He is very charismatic, and a natural leader. Unfortunately, he is also incredibly arrogant. This could be attributed to his position and upbringing, but no one else in his family has this character flaw.
It was while in Vashti that Ranon happened to run into the evil mage, Seraada Margolin. Both were staying at the town's best inn, the Sword and the Barrel, when Seraada took advantage of the situation. Ranon was on the return leg of an inspection of the northern roads. Seraada knew that if he could control the crown prince, he could control the country without ever having to fight a war. Seraada cast a spell on Ranon to control him, before continuing on his journey.