He was described as looking very martial with a host of scars marking his face amongst them that of an old sword slash which ran diagonally down his right cheek to the corner of his thin-lipped mouth. The slash had also visibly dented Avalt's cheekbone. He wore a chain surcoat, scaled vambraces and greaves and was armed with a brace of throwing knives, plain-handled and polished by long use as well as a short sword scabbarded under his right arm and a sheathed cutlass under his left. Strips of articulated iron spanned his hands from wrist to knuckle and continued on down the length of all four fingers, while an oblong piece of rippled iron protected the upper half of his thumbs. The skullcap of his helm sported flared cheek-guards and the nose-bridge was wrought in the likeness of a serpent with a strangely broad head.
Rava and Avalt were discussing the possibility that Abrastal might have spies at the Letherii court who might be behind the mysterious deaths of Rava's spies there. The both seemed to fear the Queen far more than her husband and agreed that she must not get involved in their 'present game'.