Virrid Wazygoose was the Archchancellor-elect at the time of the coming of Coin the Sourcerer in Sourcery. While he is preparing for his inaugural dinner. Virrid is killed by Coin's staff (in which is hidden the essence of Coin's father Ipslore the Red) in his relentless hunt for power and revenge. Usually, Archchancellors assume the position after disposing of the incumbent. However, although the fate of Virrid's predecessor is not mentioned it seems likely that Virrid was not involved in his predecessor's death or retirement as it is said that he had been "patiently waiting his turn for years". He is likely therefore a fairly benign figure.