Grundolphius is a former reckless smuggler with a sarcastic wit; he is "a very practical grundo". He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the great nations of neopia, as emissary and messenger of Duke Sloth. He is protector and patron of Duke Sloth's literature, poems, inventions and battle techniques. It is said in battle he is a trickster, and outwits others for his own satisfaction or at the order of thee Duke. He was a member of League of Villainy but as he lost his head he retired from that life to now instead concentrate on thee Duke's master plan. To that end he enlisted thee Virturoo to act as the public face of villainy.