Cynical and pragmatic, Torsted doesn’t talk about why he fled so far inland after a life spent on the “free” seas. His sea-salted mouth usually knows when it might be wiser to hold its tongue, and he has no qualms about exploiting any leverage he has if it means survival. Kressle kept him around because he was willing to take orders, though he doesn’t seem terribly distraught that his domineering mistress was slain. For some reason he has taken a slightly paternal posture towards Pauly, a young bandit runaway. It isn’t clear why else he has decided to turn over a new leaf in life: though he is capable of following orders if it means a paycheck, at least he has better taste in employers now.