Xanothis was a herder in the hills around Ontoset.

Between about 5 ft 9 and 5 ft 10, Xanothis was tall for a Tsurani. His dark skin looked like unclouded chocha, and his eyes were black. He had mostly black hair, with streaks of white. With a powerful build, erect posture, and several scars, his short green robe barely masked his rough past.


Prior to being a herder, Xanothis was a soldier for fifteen years in the service of Lord of the Almach, once serving as Patrol Leader. He chose to leave his service and marry, with permission of the lord, taking over his father-in-law's herds.

He was often seen by other herdsmen engaging in conversation with Milamber, who chose to make his new home on the hill that Lord Almach formerly resided in. When Milamber chose to take his family back to Midkemia, he deeded the lower pasture land to Xanothis to own.