Leader of the Wavedancers, healer, flesh shaper & coral shaper
Snakeskin reluctantly accepted leadership of the Wavedancers when his father, Surge, disappeared following a brutal encounter with humans. Headstrong and unshakable in his beliefs, Snakeskin is taciturn and given to brooding. When Surge returned from self-imposed exile, father and son were soon at odds, though it would be many years before their antagonism came to a head.
Foremost in their disagreements was how to deal with the drylanders, with Snakeskin vehemently opposed to leaving their home at Crest Point. Though his ability to shape coral has helped to protect Crest Point, Snakeskin is often circumspect when action is required, angering his more decisive father.
Their confrontation erupted into open challenge after Brill recognized Sunstream from afar, drawing the Palace of the High Ones–and the attention of its many inhabitants. Though subdued by his paranoid, powerful father, Snakeskin was supported by several of his tribesmates, and joined Brill in the Palace alongside them.
Challenging Surge to a fair fight, Snakeskin finally found his inner strength only to watch his enraged father destroy the reef below Crest Point and perish in its collapse. Lamenting their failure to reconcile, Snakeskin learned that in the Palace, all things are possible.