The Whisperer in Darkness
Asclepis is in his late forties, tall, with brown hair and eyes. He is in excellent physical condition. Tanis wears a long white coat, which he is fastidious about keeping clean (it is the whitest piece of clothing in Raylack). Beneath it is generally a waistcoat and shirt, with well fitted trousers. He is almost as obsessed with keeping these clean as his coat. To avoid getting blood on his clothes he has a leather smock apron with sleeves, which he wears when examining a patient.
When outside the surgery he generally caries a medical bag with bandages, forceps, scalpels, drills, saws…
Tanis is the physician of Raylack. He is known for his no-nonsense approach and dismissal of all supernatural or religious ideas, something which has cost him a lot of business. He is interested in history and is a Light Age Metaphorist. His motto is ‘Physician, heal thyself’, so keeps himself in top physical condition. He very rarely attends the inn and only drinks ginger beer when he does.