Nodar was a sumo wrestler, but quit due to a "vile stew of politics and corruption" within the sport. After leaving the ring, Nodar returned home, finding his younger brother Akaki in the midst of a war with Russian and Chechen rebels. Nodar suspected a higher threat; Gavin Banks confirmed these suspicions when he appeared to Nodar and Akaki, pointing towards the higher power pulling the strings: the Templars.
On 25 December 2013, Nodar cooked Christmas dinner for the crew of the Altaïr II while they were docked in Osaka, Japan. Akaki demanded to know how he had once again smuggled a turkey onboard the ship to cook, but Nodar simply responded by grinning back at him. Nodar then poured the crew a bottle of the alcohol he and Akaki brewed in a still located in the deepest bowls of the vessel.
The Altaïr II sailed to Tokyo on 31 December to purchase supplies for the next part of their journey and celebrate the New Year. While there, Nodar paid three-hundred dollars to eat a meal that was prepared by a man who was revered as the last living master sushi chef.
- According to James Nadiger, one of the writers on Assassin's Creed: Initiates, Nodar collected books written by Assassins and their allies, including Niccolò Machiavelli, Mirabeau, Desiderius Erasmus and Lodovico Ariosto, as part of a small Assassin library aboard the Altaïr II.