Vannaka excelled in combat and Slayer. He is a devout Saradominist, highly regarded by Saradomin himself, and previously served in Saradomin’s army of warriors. He trained under Duradel, a powerful Slayer Master, who was once the best among them all, before being surpassed by his daughter, Kuradal, and later, also by Kuradal’s elven student, Morvran. Vannaka once challenged his former mentor to a duel to determine the best Slayer Master, and fought bravely but was eventually defeated at his hands; following the shame from this incident, he engaged in self-imposed exile. He became a Combat Instructor on Tutorial Island, a former school for adventurers, until year 169 of the Fifth Age. Since then, he has served as a mid-level Slayer Master, based in Edgeville Dungeon.