Ashnard was the king of Daien in the Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. A blood thirsty king, he searched the world for strong men who could ride along side him into battle. He named them the great riders, and gave them high authority. In his past, Ashnard was associated with a blood pact, a pact that would kill off all citizens of your country if you did not follow what it said. To prevent this, he killed his father. Thus gaining the name, The mad king. He then invaded Crimea after no warnings or signs. Killing off Crimea's rulers, he planned to gain control of the Fire Emblem and awaken the Goddess of Chaos. He was fortunately stopped and killed by Ike.