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Cafal was a White Face Barghast, first son of Humbrall Taur and brother of Hetan and Netok.[2] In Dust of Dreams, Setoc described him as not yet thirty. He was also a healer or shaman.

Cafal's face was smeared with white paint, giving it a skull-like appearance. His shoulder length hair was braided, stained red with ochre, and knotted with bone fethishes. He wore a hauberk and gauntlets threaded with holed copper and silver coins of unfamiliar mintage. He and his brother and sister carried a mix of weapons, including lances, throwing axes, fighting axes, hook-bladed swords, and assorted knives and daggers. Gruntle found him and Netok miserable, taciturn creatures who seemed singularly thick.[3]

In Memories of IceEdit

Cafal, Hetan, and Netok traveled to the Vision Plain to investigate rumours of demons stalking the wildlands. On the trader road between Saltoan and Capustan they met Gruntle, Stonny Menackis, and Harllo as they escorted the merchant Keruli. The trio joined the caravan.[4]

Before the caravan reached Capustan, the demons struck. In actuality, they were six undead K'Chain Che'Malle K'ell Hunters. Cafal, Hetan, and Netok roped themselves together with a cord festooned with fetishes. As the hunters attacked, the trio invoked the sorcery granted by the Barghast bone circle.[5] Cafal and Hetan survived the attack, but Netok did not.[6]

Once at Capustan, Cafal and Hetan revealed the primary reason their father had sent them out of the mountains. They petitioned the Mask Council to demand the return of the bones of their ancestors. The barrows of the Founding Families, whose spirits were now worshipped by the Barghast, had been destroyed by the city's founders. Whoever freed the mortal remains of the Barghast spirit-gods could potentially unite the fractious clans under one rule, a role sought by their father. Facing certain extinction at the hands of the Pannion Domin, the Mask Council finally relented.[7]

In Dust of Dreams Edit

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Cafal.

When he heard of Onos T'oolan's death, he tried to go back to rescue his sister but was killed by Akrynnai scouts.

Significant plot details end here.

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