Ekandor is a Red Wizard from Baldur's Gate EE that you first encounter when you meet Neera in Beregost. Just after she approaches you, asking for help against "vicious magic bandits," he attacks along with a Thayan Wizard and two Thayan Bodyguards

If you invite Neera into your party, and keep her long enough to get her quest, you will have a second, and far more deadly, encounter with Ekandor in the Adoy's Enclave area.