Dax was considered the greatest hunter of the entire Carpathian race, an ancient with a gift for ferreting out evil. Dax has spent the last 500 years in a volcano. He is now more than "just" Carpathian, something different, something more. He has a much higher tolerance for heat and fire. Heat signatures are clearly visible to him, and even in the coldest darkest caves and tunnels, he can differentiate between the vibrations of energy in the rock and air and thus "see" his surroundings. While living in the volcano, he and an ancient dragon called Old One fused to fight the vampire Mitro: "Not two beings merged together, but two souls connected by a single body."