Ferdinand, though a Fighter, was hired by the Neverwinter Academy for his expertise with exotic creatures. The Neverwinter Menagerie was kept under control by Ferdinand, although he was not on hand to aid with the Waterdhavian Creatures and as a result he did not believe the rumors floating around the school. In his menagerie he kept a Dire Spider, Ettercap, and Umber Hulk. He was very protective of these creatures, until he was felled in the attack on the Academy.
Ferdinand was a character in the Prologue of Neverwinter Nights.