Rhadreynak formed a mighty empire in what is now Taglios and the Shadowlands.

He persecuted the Stranglers with vigor and largely drove them out of his empire. The Stranglers were forced to flee to the fortress on the Plain of Glittering Stone to hide their infamous Books of the Dead.

Rhadreynak never fully eradicated the Stranglers, and was ultimately killed by Mahtnahan dan Jakel, one of the most famous Strangler saints.