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Lashiec was an important figure in the government of Algo. He was appointed king of Palma following the death of the previous king, Aures, in AW 327. Before that, Lashiec served as prime minister and possibly high priest. By all known accounts, Lashiec was a good king, for a time.
Eventually, Lashiec fell under the influence of Dark Falz. Exactly how this happened is a matter of debate. Some sources say a source for immortality led Lashiec to a secret cult worshipping the creature. Others relate that Lashiec learned the true nature of Algo, as a seal, and summoned Dark Falz on his own.
Once corrupted, Lashiec's reign became one of terror. The people suffered under his rule; one town was even cut off from the outside world by a cloud of poisonous gas. Martial law was declared. Anyone suspected of working against Lashiec and captured, like Nero, was executed as an example to others. These events sparked the quest of Alis Landale, which ended in the death of Lashiec and Dark Falz.
The story of Lashiec did not end there, however. Not long after his death, the former king was reincarnated in a twisted state, not unlike a zombie. Confined to his floating castle by the dark power that sustained him, Lashiec waited for two thousand years for a chance at revenge. He was slain again in AW 2284, but claimed that he would be reincarnated again to bring more terror to Algo.