Aparasham Alasham, better known as Apa, is a blacksmith living in Khala until a run in with a mysterious Taerwyn nomad changes the direction of his life.
Although Apa has been working for some time as a simple blacksmith, he has a history that runs much deeper than that. He spent quite a few years in Cressus involved in the higher levels of government there. He also studied in the best libraries and with the finest teachers that the city had to offer. What he studied there, what kind of work he was doing for the Circle of the Inner Flame, and why he left are all mysteries to be uncovered in the volumes of The Burning Sands
Apa is in fine physical condition from working his forge, although his love of foot and relaxation has lead to him forming a bit of a paunch as he has aged. He is still a match for many a foe in a fight, despite this.