Jake is a Maha'i who is a defacto leader of Rhun. He is a skilled ranger and helps provide food for the townsfolk. He was found years ago by his mentor on the southern plains of the Death Side, a wailing infant next to a female Maha'i. The female, presumably his mother, had shackles still attached to her neck and hands and had many scars along her back, and had died from lack of food. The human took the young Maha'i and brought him home to Rhun and raised him there.