Patriarch of the prestigious House Baldesion, in his youth Galuf yearned to see the wider world, and to that end left the northern seas and traveled distant lands with his three brave companions. The four had many grand adventures, during which they learned of myriad threats to Hydaelyn, including the primals. These experiences spurred Galuf to use his considerable resources to purchase the deserted Isle of Val off the coast of Sharlayan, where he and his comrades set about building various research facilities, as well as developing an expansive Aethernet. With the recognition and support of the Forum, he went on to found the Students of Baldesion.
Galuf also financed several orphanages and the education of promising young people and among the orphans, Galuf had Krile as his adopted daughter. After Krile awoke the echo, Galuf directed the Students of Baldesion to study Krile's powers and help her to come into harmony with her powers.
Although Galuf is not directly mentioned, the Students of Baldesion helped the Scions of the Seventh Dawn to research the Ascians and the phenomenon referred to as Rejoining. Afterwards contact with the Students of Baldesion is lost and Urianger Augurelt discovers that the Isle of Val itself and all those present in it have disappeared from the map and apparently the only survivor is Krile.
Galuf's appearance has never been completely revealed. He is an older Midlander Hyur with grey hair.
Galuf's boundless generosity is well know, for he has used his family's wealth to fund orphanages and the educations of promising youths. However, it is also said that he can be strangely, if not conveniently forgetful at times.