Mr. Sands is the mysterious owner of Dark Core. He is also known as Mr. Sandy, Owen D. Sands, Mr. John Sandman, and Sangordha. He is the antagonist of the Starshine Legacy series, and Star Stable Online

Mr. Sands is an immortal human being, with the goal of freeing Garnok from his prison under the sea. He is the Herald of Garnok, and seems to be a few centuries old.


Mr. Sands is cruel, power hungry, and secretive - loyal to his cause of freeing Garnok. He is known to be the CEO of Dark Core, and is presumably wealthy because of this, as the company also drills oil. Although he has apparent dark intentions, he is shown to have feelings and emotions. He did not wish death upon his grandson, and was married to The Baroness, having a child with her, although their marriage was annulled later.



Sanghorda is, according to Starshine Legacy: The Riddle of Dark Core, Mr. Sands' true name.

Owen D. Sands

It was under the name Owen D. Sands that Mr. Sands started the company Deep Core in 1890, nowadays known as Dark Core.

Mr. Sandy

Mr. Sandy was Mr. Sands' alias during his time as a captain on a fishing boat during the 1871.

John Sandman

John Sandman was Mr. Sands' alias when he married the Baroness of Silverglade in 1964. Together they had a son, Thomas Moorland. Under this identity, he claimed to come from Firgrove, where he sat in the council. It is unknown for how long he was a part of the council, but he is in a photo of the council that was taken in 1959.

Mississippi Jones knew Mr. Sands through this name, as was documented in his last diary.

Mr. Sands

Mr. Sands is the most widely known of his aliases. It is also mostly under this name he acts in Starshine Legacy, Star Stable and Star Stable Online.

Star Stable Online

Upon meeting Alex, the player soon learns of a man named Mr. Sands. Upon investigating the matter further, they soon find documents that The Baroness had tried to bury in her family's history out of shame. It is soon revealed that Mr. Sands was indeed her former husband, making Justin Moorland his grandson.

To confirm his existence, the player writes a letter, and mails it. Mr. Sands is seen walking into Silverglade Village, and comes to pick it up at the post office. The Keepers of Aideen are in turn notified that Mr. Sands is alive, and still around in Jorvik. Soon enough, the player is sent upon one of the barges to perhaps rescue Justin.

After arriving on the oil rig, the player spies on Mr. Sands meeting with his Dark Riders. Justin is present, and they discuss the horse which he claims is not his. After some time, Sabine spots the player, and they flee the facility on horseback.

Sometime later, the player infiltrates the oil rig yet again, in hopes to rescue Justin who they find is possibly being mind-controlled by his grandfather. She spies on the group of assembled Dark Riders, who have recovered Katja through a portal-summoning. Mr. Sands is joyous, realising they can perform the Dark Ceremony, and proposes a celebration. Justin is unwilling to go back with the player after she confronts him, and flees a second time. It was then apparent that he was not being held at Dark Core against his own will.

After spying on Darko, the Keepers of Aideen realise it is necessary to rescue Justin, lest he die in the hands of Dark Core. Alex, Linda, Lisa, and the player infiltrate the oil rig, spotting Justin in a barrel, ready to be dumped in the tumultuous Jorvegian waters by the Dark Riders. The player spots Mr. Sands, and hears of his unwillingness to see his grandson die. For the first time, he teams up with the Soul Riders, setting an alarm off to help them rescue Justin without the presence of the Dark Riders.

Justin is saved, and Mr. Sands watches the scene from afar, satisfied his grandson lived, but firm on his belief that the Soul Riders will fall, and meet their defeat sometime in the future.

Soul Riders book series

Soul Riders: Jorvik Calling

Mr. Sands first shows up when he drives to the school where the Riders of Souls study and talks to Sabine. He later calls her and Jessica to a meeting at the Cape Point oil rig to inform them that the Third General will be arriving in Jorvik soon. At the end of the book, the man orders his staff to imprison Lisa's father, who unfortunately was passing through the helipad and overheard the conversation between Mr. Sands and Katja.

Soul Riders: Legend Awakens

Mr. Sands has the Generals track the Soul Riders and listens to their progress reports. Its purpose is to sacrifice Starshine, Tin-Can, Concorde, and Meteor to use their magical energy to release Garnok.

With Katja's help, he locks Lisa in a cage, which he makes fun of and taunts at.

While in the library at the Pine Hill Mansion, Linda discovers that Mr. Sands began to hear a voice after the death of his beloved Rosalinda, who was presumed a witch. That voice turned out to be Garnok, with whom the man made some kind of contract in exchange for immortality.

Soul Riders: Darkness Falling

Mr. Sands steals the magic energy from the Soul Riders, but Concorde throws it into the portal. After a while, he manages to get out of it to free Garnok, but the monster's arrival in Jorvik isn't quite what he imagined.

Mr. Sands in Starshine Legacy: Episode 4.