Guardians of Korvosa
The fact this aged Shoanti-man has not ritually shaved his head is a sign of both his age and his spiritual prowess. His skull-shaped facial tattoo marks him as a member of the Skoan-Quah, or “Skull Clan”, the keepers of all Shoanti dead.
Thousand Bones has spent much of his long life trying to broke a piece between the Shoanti quahs and Korvosa, in the hopes that his people will once again be able to live in peace upon their sacred land. Despite his efforts, tensions between Korvosa and the more reactionary Shoanti have made relations difficult at best.