Even from a young age Anomander displayed an interest in studying the other planes of existence, namely the Abyss and Nine Hells. Over the course of his studies, he found that he could actually summon and bind the fiendish creatures of these planes to do is bidding and combat evil in the Material Plane. Anomander focused almost exclusively on the study of conjuration to better understand how to manipulate and control these fiends. This dedication led to the neglect of additional schools of magic and restricted his ability to cast spells from them more than a normal wizard.
When it was eventually discovered that Anomander had become a Malconvoker, he was exiled from the lawful religious institutions of his home city, but embraced by those that enjoyed the idea of demons and devils being used against their own kind. A rift formed between him, his peers, and his family due to his studies and the fear that it would soon control him. With little else to study at home and the fear of reprisal from those he bound, Anomander left his home and dropped his familial surname so the creatures could not track down his family or his friends. He now travels the land researching the Nine Hells and the Abyss to gain a better understanding of their inhabitants and the eternal Blood War.