He was a great military leader, both bold and a meticulous planner, who cared deeply for his men. His reign saw the glorious conquest of Angland, bringing it into the realm, and giving The Union access to the iron resources there. He also led the Union army across the Whiteflow into The North, although he was forced to withdraw in some disarray by Skarling Hoodless. He is said to have had likenesses of his worst enemies shout insults at him while he took his breakfast every morning, to keep his hatred for them fresh.
While keeping his identity secret, the Magus Bayaz acted as an advisor of King Casamir; Bayaz called himself Zoller and was the greatest of all Arch Lectors. Bayaz claims that in truth, Casamir was a coward.