Netok'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 fetishes. 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 Cafal miserable, taciturn creatures who seemed singularly thick.
Cafal, Hetan, and Netok traveled to the Vision Plain to investigate rumours of demons stalking the wildlands. It was Netok's first hunt since his Death Night. On the trader road between Saltoan and Capustan they met Gruntle, Stonny Menackis, and Harllo as they escorted the merchant Keruli. They joined the caravan.