A descendent of Malabarese nobility in Salambar, Lord Isen used up his entire fortune to fund his arcane research in a mad attempt to overthrow the Blood Elves and make himself ruler of the entire world. In pursuit of his mad dream, he acquired vast amounts of slaves from Ghol to sacrifice in a bloody ritual to contact the Elemental Gods. For their own inscrutable reasons, the elemental dragons allowed Lord Isen to recover the Elemental Orbs, which not only granted him the powers of the dragons, but also compelled the allegiance of the Elemental Templars. He ventured south of the Desert of Crimson Sands to the ruined city of Khathar, on the Blood Red Sea, and there he brought vast amounts of child slaves purchased from Khoresh, whom he raised as ruthless, obedient Slave-Warriors in his service. He also constructed the formidable Iron Fleet, a fleet of warship-colossi, huge war machines that sailed without crews.
With this array, he went to war against both Khoresh and Shahharzhad, though there was no doubt that in his mind his ultimate goal after conquering all human kingdoms was to turn on the Blood Elves. After seriously damaging Khoresh, Shahharzhad, and Ghol, he was finally stopped when the Blood Elves unleashed a series of massive spells that destroyed the Iron Fleet and Lord Isen. Lord Isen and most of his followers perished, and now his name is a byword for mad ambition and power.