Trendall, the hero of Ruasonas, once an assassin, now the returned Emperor of the city. Dark, baggy, trousers taken from the wardrobe of an assassinated target, in this case a visiting arms dealer from the south; a krystanium breastplate, found in an armoury, which he covered with his tunic; leather bands round his arms as improvised armour. He wears two huge golden shoulder plates, covered with runes of stealth and secrecy, which are the symbol of a master assassin. The runes say 'Arce Nemesar karakaan e ciur", which roughly means "The dark powers of Arcus will conceal and strengthen you", part of a long poem written in the Book of Assassins, which is preserved in the ancient library in Ruasonas. On his shoulder sits Gyn, a feline sentry who watches out for danger while his master works. He wields the Sword of Ages, a very important relic in Ruasonas as it is the only thing to have survived all five long ages in the city's long history.