City of Dusk
Mantara is the hunt master for the Gatekeeper Tribe. He is Salastese, and so has no hair on his head, with slightly pointed ears. His skin is dark and much rougher than typical Erthen skin, almost as if his entire body was callused. His nose is large and blocky. His eyes are blue, and like all Salastese, the “whites” of his eye are actually grey. He has a long scar that runs along the top of his right arm from his wrist to his shoulder, and his chin is sharp and jutting. He is about five foot six and has a thick, muscular frame. He generally wears a tarnished chainmail shirt (most likely bought with Favor Tokens) and a skirt made of stiff leather strips. When he hunts or attends ceremonies, he also wears a cape made from the skin of a Storm Jaguar.
Mantara is considered one of the wisest people in all of Vatu Matal, and for good reason. He is level-headed, cautious, and very skilled in his profession. He is well studied in the lore of the region, and knows the land surrounding Vatu Matal better than anyone. He speaks gruffly, but tends to be straightforward and commanding in his conversations. He is used to being obeyed and does not like showing deference, even to the Astrologer Kings.