Fantus started out as a companion of Kulgan and Meecham when they are both living at Crydee. After Pug became apprenticed to Kulgan for fifteen months, Fantus had become a winged, scaled house pet to most of the staff of the castle, especially the head cookMegar; although some still find his appearance disquieting, like Princess Carline.
Later, during the Riftwar, Fantus finds his way to the Kingdom's staging point in order to become reacquainted with Kulgan. It is here he meets William, who became his close companion in later years. It was discovered that William is able to talk to Fantus as part of his magical abilities.
After William's death, Fantus disappeared, and his location is currently unknown.
Fantus is a firedrake, the cousin of dragons, and as such, had the appearance of a small dragon and are roughly the size of a large dog. Apart from that he is reptilian in appearance, with a head like an alligator resting atop a long neck, and had emerald scales.
Due to Kulgan's spoiling, Fantus has not had to hunt in years. Kulgan believes this is the reason why he rarely breathes fire, of which he is capable of doing. Fantus displays an understanding of human speech, sometimes responding to comments made around him.
Image Fantus and William by Toni McLaughlin