Valafar is the Evil former Elementalist of the Fire Realm and Vulcan's predecessor. He became corrupt on his raw destructive power and decided to leave the realm of Fire in order to take over Meridian. He layed waste to a great part of the Kalle Demos Forest before he was stopped. Who he was stopped by and what happened to him is a matter of utmost secrecy amongst even the Elementalists. His replacement was the gruff but fair Vulcan. After the incident in the Kalle Demos forest he was thought to be sealed in the Tartarus Prison, however it has been revealed that he follows Cinder.