struck a pact along w deszo and friedrich that granted them magic & immortality, attempted to unite the cockatrice tribes under his kingship but it all ended in bloody genocide conveniently blamed on thalos
after a large stint being a useless bit of statuary in the ruins of selendi was summoned to arthasia, helped deszo & friedrich with their experiments and rule, however he always operated behind the scenes and never in public
uses a kind of illusion magic to appear as a (rather tall) arthasian, none of his bodyparts actually disappear but people.. unconsciously avoid walking into say his big ol tail and just see a human
hes pretty snarky and self absorbed. a total pompous ass.
cares deeply for his ward sonja, who he sees as a daughter
he cant disobey deszo since their lives are linked, and if deszo dies so will mana. despite having been alive for hundreds of years, manas fear of death has only grown (especially since immortals like him are at risk of sudden decay and death AT ANY MOMENT)