One autumn, when his Traveller tribe camped close to Rin, Forley met and fell in love with Sara, who chose to leave her village to be with him. The couple spent very happy years together, during which they had Allun. When the War of the Plains began, Forley fought to defend Maris from the Zebak, and was ultimately killed in battle.
Forley is described as having been 'a laughing, brown-eyed singer'. He was lean like all Travellers, without the warrior build the people of Rin have. He had slanted eyebrows and brown skin.
Forley seems to have been very easy-going, quick to laugh and showing his emotions freely.
Forley was a singer. Like all Travellers, however, he never learnt how to swim.