Introduced in The Losing Game as Dishonest-Looking Man, he stops Rush at Baaluk, saying he smelled like blood. He proceeded to say that the stink of blood was the aroma of life, and that was not a bad thing. He then asks Rush if he'd like to play a game, lest he be a "papangu". He told him to go to The Great Sand Sea to crush Grand Beetles so that he'd get the Bloodsoaked Sword, promising a reward for it, but also saying he'd kill Rush if he failed. Upon arriving back at Young, he will tell the player that the time was up five minutes ago, threatening to take Rush's life, but laughs it off. He states that until "the old man" got things ready, he was off the clock, and let Rush go, rewarding him with the Ves Salia.