[Lord Rusillin] was thickset and muscular, his hands broad, suitable for maintaining a grip on a weapon in defiance of blows, his riding leathers heavy and less elaborate than what his horse was wearing. Pen suspected the straight black hair had actually borne a helmet at some point. Tough, solid, unsmiling. - "Penric's Demon"Lord Rusillin kin Martenden, also known as Rusi, is a minor lord of the Cantons. He is lord of Castle Martenden, but the economy of his lands is stunted by the nearby city of Martensbridge. For a living, Lord Rusillin recruits and leads a company of mercenaries for the Earl Palatine of Westria. He also periodically blocks traffic along the lake and charges "tolls", much to the frustration of the guilds of Martensbridge.
Lord Rusillin has black hair and a beard. He is thickset and muscular, and wears his sword even in the city.