Wort was among the six who had saved Lodoss 30 years ago. A wise scholar, he advises Parn and company about the Grey Witch, Karla. Karla appears in his tower and challenges his views, but Wort stands his ground.
Wort and Karla know each other quite well, and as the final battle draws close, Wort challenges Karla to explain why such destruction is necessary. Karla, however, is as steadfast as Wort. She will not relent. She knows what she is doing, even if the great sage does not.