He was one of the people who cared for Lucian Kiggs while he was younger. He made Lucian Kiggs into who he is now.
Rufus was found decapitated on a routine hunt in the forest, his head missing, shortly before the fortieth anniversary of Comonot's Treaty. His method of death made many suspect dragon involvement, heightening tensions before the visit of Comonot.
At his funeral, Seraphina plays the Invocation on the flute beautifully, bringing her to the attention of the court.
He was close with his family, particularly Lucian.