Algorind was a man who'd lost his way. His unquestioning willingness to follow superiors' orders had led him far from Tyr's path, although he remained a sincere, earnest, and dedicated man. Full of confusion, he asked for advice from Gareth Cormaeril, who was secretly the man responsible for Algorind's troubles. Thus he followed without question the orders of his tormentor.
Algorind, starting out as a very zealous paladin, was for years deceived by Gareth into trying to fulfill many futile quests. Becoming Gareth's pawn, he had orders to avoid Bronwyn Caradoon, who had worked for the opposing faction in the Thornhold affair.