Vladamir worships the god of pain and torture, Torag. As such, the geomancer has chosen a path which allows him to control pain. Vladamir was tutored by the masters of rock, the pesche. The pesche saw a dark and evil power within Vladimir. So before they imparted to him their ultimate secrets, they attempted to destroy him and his destructive potential. However, it was too late. Vladamir had grown too powerful in the years he spent studying the mysterious energies of the underdark. His understanding had surpassed even the Pesche in some aspects. Vladamir then journeyed to Menzoberranzan in search of power.