He is of the Broken Cliff Sept. His hold was Jahan Hold, his Wise One was Merale, and he was married to roofmistress Jair and her sister-wife Corehuin.
He is 6'5 tall and weighs 235 pounds.
He has lost his right eye and wears a gray-green eye-patch over it and has a scar which runs along the right side of his face. His other eye is blue as a polished gemstone. He is just about completely bald, though his head is fringed in white-streaked red hair.
He is one of two clan chiefs, the other being Rhuarc, whom the Wise Ones trusted to not go after the Tower Embassy with spears before Rand was kidnapped. The Wise Ones also trusted them with information that the Tower should be watched as they might be a threat to Rand.
Rand later sent Mandelain to deal with the Shaido who had scattered across the Westlands; he later sent Mandelain and others to bring order to Arad Doman.