Sekarand was a self-proclaimed High Sorceror who came to the defense of the city of Lamentable Moll during the Malazan invasion of Theft. He built the tower known as Sekarand's Tower where he raised liches and shades to keep him company. He ultimately fell to his death from the tower for reasons unknown. Watch sergeant Guld speculated he had either gone mad from the company he kept or was outright murdered by his companion spirits.
Since Sekarand's death, Guld made the tower his own for use in Watch business. He encouraged the spirits to howl and moan to ward off trespassers, but he was wary of their motivations. At least once he caught a spirit in the act of trying to push him over the edge of the tower.