Actas was a corporal and lived in Mal Zeth. He was demoted back to private after getting drunk and insulting his captain. Actas' wife was very upset about this incident. Zakath had his captain reinstate his former rank on the condition that he stayed sober. Later, Garion and company run into him on the River Magan in Peldane after being reunited with Zakath (in the Sorceress of Darshiva). He is described as a corporal in the Mal Zeth garrison and was drunk again. Zakath consulted Ce'Nedra, who melodramatically suggested that Zakath hang him, but she wanted him cleaned up and asked for a gibbet to be erected in front of his house.