He was once a scribe and later on, a freedom fighter that fought against Adwaita. However, with the tyrants' subsequent downfall at the end of Where the Magic Happens, he went into self-imposed exile when people began to vie for control of Ledgerdomain for themselves. He later helped Ben's Team to hide from a flock of Scrutin when they arrived in Ledgerdomain in Enemy of My Frenemy. He later accompanied the three of them to find out what happened to the despot, when they found Adwaita: the Geochelone Aerio was ensnared and being drained of all his power. After freeing him and placing magic-based cuffs on him, Ignatius agreed to help lead them to find out who was "The Usurper". Adwaita eventually manages to trick his way out and leaves Ben's team for dead at the hands of an Elemental that partially sheers off Ignatius' left arm before the creature's source island was destroyed. Ignatius tells them that he would be well in a couple of hours and urges the three of them to continue after Adwaita and to find the Usurper. Later on, Charmcaster sacrifices his soul along with the entirety of Ledgerdomain in order to bring back Spellbinder, only for Spellbinder to return to the afterlife after hearing that he was brought back by sacrificing everyone else. It was because of this that the Old One relinquished all of the souls that were made for the traded sacrifice: including Ignatius'.