|Appearance||Tales of the Abyss|
After the raising of the Outer Lands and beginning of a new era, the missing six fonstones that Francis Daath, one of Yulia Jue's ten disciples, stole were recovered from the Order of Lorelei and broken into several pieces to be sent into the fon belt through the Planet Storm, while the seventh fonstone remained in a single piece to be guarded by Yulia and Freyr Albert's family lineage. Sigmund, who was Albert's half-brother, served as its guardian and protector, founding the House of Gardios.
After an indeterminable amount of time, the positions of both families were reversed in order to veil the truth about both families' histories, leading to Yulia and Albert's descendants, the Fende family, to become the protectors of the Gardios nobility of Hod, a relationship that reveals itself through Van Grants's secret vassalage and honored servitude to Guy Cecil, the successor to the Gardios family. Guy's swordsmanship is known as the "Sigmund" style, being named after Walter Sigmund himself, and it involves wielding a sword in the right hand and sheath in the left.