Rannon is a Morturii karwaneer and slaver allied with the Hand, who runs a permanent caravan, or karavanserai, between Rusa and Ankar. Scarlet mentions that it was Rannon who taught him how to fight with a pair of long-knives at 15, and that it was Rannon's karavanserai he joined when he first set out as a pedlar from Lysia.

Scarlet describes Rannon as lean and soft-spoken, and by all accounts Rannon treated him well and looked out for him in the two years he traveled between Ankar and Rusa.