This unknown wizard was the father of Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander. Zedd was the product of his father's marriage to a powerful sorceress, and hence the gift was stronger in him than either of his parents. It was Zedd's father who originally gave Zedd his wizard's rock.
Legend of the Seeker Edit
In Legend of the Seeker, the character was given the name Carracticus Zorander in "Hunger". On the show, he also had another son, an ungifted one, named Thaddicus Zorander. He was portrayed by Peter Vere-Jones in "Vengeance".