Jess Torkef was a hunter hired by the Cassarick City Council for the Tarman expedition to Kelsingra. His Rain Wild markings left him with a serpentine face. He was placed upon the expedition by Chaldacean interests who sought a means to recover dragon parts.
During the expedition Jess discovered Sedric Meldar had been collecting dragon parts and during the flash flood attempted to recruit him to butcher Relpda. Sedric turned on him and ultimately fed the hunter to the dragon. When the Tarman returned to Cassarick it was revealed he was also placed on the expedition as something of a spy, required to create his own charts and journal for the council.