Ries Gorthanes is a Cairhienin.
He has broad shoulders and is tall for a Cairhienin. He is good looking with an inch-long scar from his left eye to his ear.
Ries dressed up as a Tower Guard captain and attempted to pry into Moiraine's banking habits. Ilain Dormaile detained him until Ries bribed one of the guards and escaped. Just as Moiraine set sail on Bluewing she sees Ries talking to the harbormistress and watching her ship leave.