Raul Paylies was born to Cuban immigrants. He graduated from high school but dropped out of college. He married Yol Cabra, the daughter of an ancient and wealthy Wizardry family while working in Cabra's business. he invested in real estate and almost overnight became one of the largest property owners in New York City, brancing down the entire east coast with hotels and commercial buildings. His latest venture was television, where he capitalixed on the reality show craze by producing a program where he would pin aggressive young executies against each other in a high-level position in his own coporation. Paylies became a widower when his wife and children were murdered by the Circle of Seven Sorcerers, the leaders of the Secret Society of Seven Sorcerers, following Paylies' own Amalgamation into the Circle of Seven. The murder was covered-up so that it appeared as if the family had died in an automobile accident.
Many years after his Amalgation and the murder of his family, Lord Paylies was visited by Celina Bane, the daughter of former sorcerer, Lord Bane, who murdered Lord Paylies out of revenge for her father's murder, by causing Paylies to have a heart attack through a fear spell.
Nothing is known about Lord Paylies' physical appearance. He did, however, have bloody nails while he was being killed, caused by him trying to dig into the pavement while Celina Bane's fear curse was killing him.