The Lich are undead rulers, captains amongst the gray hordes, dead spirits of great magicians and kings. Anktahr was one of the seven rulers of the Zerbites, from which Hokan Ashir stole the secret of the bone temple at that time. The great Nekromant himself defeated Anktahr and forged his trapped spirit to a Rune. He was able to retain the mastery of mental magic which Anktahr attained during his lifetime at least in part its unholy existence. Hokan had summoned him again as one of the best Rune servants in order to destroy the human Rune warriors once and for all.