Radiel the Necromancer is one of the main antagonists of the Paladin series.
Radiel was originally a simple farm boy, living peacefully among the local residents. One day, the god of death Kognor came to him. He lied to the boy and trained him in ways of necromancy. When he had mastered the art, Kognor possessed his body. His appears was now altered to that of an old man.
Under his control, Radiel would take control of the planet's inheritance and raise them all as undead. He would remain unopposed until The Paladin shows up. He observed The Paladin from the great stone tower and greeted him at the top. Radiel would kill The Paladin's companion crow and force him to fight his now undead fatherly figure, the Priest.
After a fight with a dragon, the injured Paladin struck Radiel through the chest. However, this did not hurt him but only released the god of death.
Radiel falls to the ground dead, returning to his former farmboy self. He would be revived when Auron kills Kognor.
Saga of The Dead