dark curly hair, prosthetic right hand (crafted by Rafin)
 only survivor of an Yxtrang raid that wiped out his whole clan
 worked as a pilot on Momma Liberty and was sold by Vern Bell to Agent lar'Adrin of the  The Department
 Ex Field Agent of Department of the Interior
On Surebleak he was beat up by a group of Streeters and left to die
 Rescued by Udari of The Bedel , nursed back to health by the Bedel and then adopted by them.
Took on the name Rys Newman of the Bedel
Accepted by Val Con yos'Phelium as brother
Droi of The Bedel is pregnant with his daughter Maysl, named after Rys grandmother
an outworld Liaden clan of vintners: "Rys was many years from the vineyard, though wine must run in his blood, so long had his clan tended the vines."
 his clan and vineyards were destroyed by invading Yxtrang
Ifry pen'Chala, elder sister , killed in the  Yxtrang raid that wiped out the whole clan exept Rys Lin
 Udari of The Bedel , "Brother" to Rys Lin (Udari found Rys dying and brought him to Silain), street name:  Nathan,
 Rafin of The Bedel, Artificer, "Brother" to Rys Lin
 Silain, Luthia, Grandmother of all Bedel, and thus also Rys Lin' "Grandmother"
 Val Con yos'Phelium Clan Korval, "Brother"
Jasin Bell, Rys Lin's ex-lover, first mate and later Captain on Momma Liberty where Rys Lin worked as pilot
 "Rys sat on the rug, as neat and quiet as a cat. His face was delicate, a flower framed by the stormclouds of his curls. His nose, not so emphatic as a Bedel nose, had been broken with the rest of him, and was bent slightly to the left. His hand, that Rafin had made him, gleamed like molten gold in the hearthlight."
Dragon in Exile, ch 6 ↑
Necessity's Child, ch 15
Necessity's Child, ch 27
Necessity's Child, ch 33
Necessity's Child, ch 8 ↑
Necessity's Child, ch 7 ↑
Dragon in Exile, ch 11
Necessity's Child, ch 21
Necessity's Child, ch 19
Necessity's Child, ch 1 ↑
Necessity's Child, ch 12