Snaff was a renowned asuran golemancer and magical theorist who was once the mentor of Zojja. He was one of the first members of Destiny's Edge, who met Eir Stegalkin when hiring her to create a giant bust of Zojja for an experimental battle golem which, unlike other modern golems at the time, required a head. Many of Snaff's inventions focused around the concept of using one's mind to control devices, rather than having them automated. When fighting against the various Elder Dragon champions, he had invented various devices to combat the minions and the champions themselves - such as "Big Snaff" and "Big Zojja" (20 feet tall golems with a large basalt bust of Snaff and Zojja), "Sandy" (a golem comprised of sandstone and powdered powerstones capable of reforming itself), and reconstructing ships fit for asuras into giant grinders.
During the fight with the Dragonspawn, Snaff had taken control of the champion with Sandy when it was creating a blizzard and destroyed it.
When fighting against Kralkatorrik, Snaff had wrestled the Elder Dragon with his mind, managing to control its body. However, due to Logan Thackeray leaving the group before the battle, Snaff was poorly defended and was eventually killed by Kralkatorrik's minions before the Elder Dragon could be killed. His death and the circumstances surrounding it are the primary reasons for the splintering of Destiny's Edge.