Welcome to the Ninth World
Yad’Nu. He’s technically the reason you are on this expedition. Seeking a decent amount of cash he is in pursuit of something called “The Black Pool.” As its name suggests, it is a small pool of black liquid that is rumored to have special properties. He hopes to find this and sell it to Rashik, a counselor in the distant country of Malevich and who wishes to turn the city of Thriest into a city of knowledge.
You haven’t learned much about him yet.