Blessed by the war gods throughout his storied war record, Hayagriiva was made the commanding officer for his country's army. He extolled the virtues of faith to his many subordinates to the point where they no longer feared death. Some saw this as akin to brainwashing, but all who attempted to desert his ranks were captured, executed as heathens, and buried beneath the ramparts. Through all this, Hayagriiva himself has yet to be wounded. The gods' protection continues to fall upon this cruel fanatic.