Quin yos'Phelium Clan Korval
- Born 1379 (thus, 14 years old when the clan moved to Surebleak)
- Son and heir of Pat Rin yos'Phelium who is also known as Boss Conrad on Surebleak
- Opal blue eyes
- Learns how to be a Boss on Surebleak
- was at school at Trigrace Eclectic before Plan B
- his early test had shown that he was neither destined for the Healer's Hall nor the Scouts, so he's gone for piloting as major with a minor in generalist
- he is a good shot and won a holster at Tey Dor's -- and has more recently out-shot several top guns on Surebleak:
- Excerpt: "He’d shot every other day when he was undertree and missed it dearly -- both Nelirikk and Cheever McFarland applauded his skill, and he had no doubt that his last few impromptu matches there -- he’d beaten both of them the last time -- had been genuine. Nelirikk considered that he was the equal of his father with the pistol at distance..."
- good at sticks and card games
- Pat Rin yos'Phelium, father
- Kareen yos'Phelium, grandmother
- refers to Luken bel'Tarda as "Grandfather" but there is no blood tie
- Quin's head hand is Skene Liep: She is not intrusive and knows when Quin doesn't want to talk. Fast reflexes and shrewd: "Her skill with muscle reading might make her a candidate for Scout training"
- Quin's second hand is "Lefty" / Mr. Tef Lej pen'Erit, abandoned on Surebleak by Trader vin'Tenzing, the Liaden lady who tried to kill Quin
- Mistress Miranda - Pat Rin and/or Quin's cat, from Nasingtale Alley, on Liad
- Silk -- Pat Rin's house cat on Surebleak, often wakes Quin in the morning.
- Quin's ship is Galandasti
- Vanilla and spice seed cookies are Quin's favorites