He is described as "a weathered, big-boned, former trooper." (Oathbreakers) He has "muddy gray" eyes and is tall and bony.
He was a common fighter who had risen through the ranks based on his intelligence and his ability. He joined the Sunhawks during Idra's fifth year in command, and knew the company inside out. He continued to wear the same homespun clothing and boiled leather armor of the common fighter, even though as Idra's second, he could afford better.