Masan Gilani was a Dal Honese soldier in the Bonehunters. She was originally a heavy, but after the reorganisation of the army for the invasion of Lether, she became a marine. She was described as tall and lithe with heavy, shapely breasts. She also had elongated, almond-shaped eyes. She was generally considered very beautiful. She was also a skilled rider.
She was amongst the survivors who escaped through tunnels under one of the city's temples during the burning of Y'Ghatan. They were later found and led back to the Bonehunters by Faradan Sort and Sinn. During that journey the survivors selected her, as the best rider, to take Apsalar's horse and ride ahead to try and catch up to, and notify the army of their survival, on her way there she was stopped short when her mount was attacked and killed by Dejim Nebrahl. She managed to escape only because the Deragoth were in pursuit of the d'ivers. The others, led by Faradan Sort, eventually found her and they resumed their journey to catch up to the main force.
Gilani was seen working with several other squads. She used her charms to keep Shake Brullyg in check on Second Maiden Isle where she was seconded to Balm's squad. She was then in the company of Cord's squad on a mission where Sinn held back the ice.
On the return journey to the Bonehunters, Masan Gilani and the Unbound came across the site of the army's battle with the K'Chain Nah'ruk. Seeing the battlefield seething with orthens, she told the Unbound that she would not eat orthen anymore and questioned that crossing a lizard with a rat had been a good idea in the first place.