Chandos was a Castalian water breather, who was a partisan and fought in the Castalian war for independence against the Nietzschean Volsung Pride. He supported the future Castalian President Sebastian Lee's decision to commit genocide and exterminate the Volsung people. Although he knew that this act would also kill thousands of enslaved and innocent Castalians along with the Nietzschean enslavers, he considered the Castalian slaves to be collateral damage in the fight for independence. After the war, Chandos become the chancellor of the Castalian Republic. Later in his life, during his political career, he supported the Castalian decision to apply for membership in the Systems Commonwealth, but disagreed with Lee's decision to reveal the truth about the Volsung genocide, as Chandos feared that the truth would drag the Republic into civil war, and would destroy all that he had worked for. He managed to assassinate President Lee so that he could become the Republic's new President instead, and still join the Commonwealth but without revealing the shameful past. He attempted to frame Tyr Anasazi for the assassination, as he was the perfect scapegoat, but Dylan Hunt and his crew discovered the truth, and Chandos was eventually arrested.