In his homeland of Jamuraa on the plane of Dominaria, Kondo was a leader during the Mirage War. An accomplished knight and expert horseman, Kondo always seemed to appear at the most critical moment of a battle. He raised two sons - Vuel, his own blood, and Gerrard Capashen, an adopted refugee with a heroic destiny. Unfortunately, envy and bitterness consumed Vuel, and Kondo died by his son's hands.
Kondo served as guardian to the infant Gerrard and raised him alongside his own son, Vuel. He taught both boys to be strong and to lead, but whereas Gerrard became a champion of honor, Vuel's bitterness led him to become an equally devastating force of malice.