Elrad is a leader among his people on the planet K'Tau, an Asgard-protected world. Their small settlement worshipped the Norse gods, especially Freyr. When Maj. Carter overrode certain failsafes on the dialing program in order to obtain a lock, the wormhole established by the stargate caused the sun, the Eye of Odin, to shift into the infrared spectrum, causing the sky to turn red. This shift would eventually kill the plant life and make the planet uninhabitable. SG-1 tried to convince Elrad that he should evacuate the planet, but Elrad had tremendous faith in his god, feeling that if his planet was doomed, it was the will of Freyr that it be so. Elrad was introduced in the episode, 5.05 "Red Sky".
--DeeKayP 13:17, 8 Nov 2004 (PST)