A wizard king who can turn into a bear, the local Imperial Governor instructed him to guard a tower, filled with various treasures, including the magic barleycorns. He helped John Barleycorn and Arrow retrieve the jar and joined Fabletown. He eventually returned to his human form and lives on the 13th Floor.
Later, when the Fables were in the midst of their war with the Adversary, Grandours acted as a field medic and sorcerer-in-residence for one of the battle groups. It was through his efforts that Boy Blue and Bigby Wolf were not instantly killed by a magic arrow that was unleashed upon them. Unfortunately, even his magic wasn't able to help keep Boy Blue alive.