Former leader of the Pale Heart, now aligned with the masked riders.
Taal, chieftain of the Pale Heart, stands atop the broken ruin of a trader’s cart, surveying the battle. He is wrapped in leathers and furs, and almost every bare inch of his pale skin is covered with elaborate tattoos, creeping up to his neck and wrapping around the shaven side of his skull. A single black braid hangs from his head, trailing down past his waist. Sheathed across his back are a pair of curved metal swords with leather-wrapped hilts.