Joran is a Rivan glassmaker, apprenticed to Torgan when Garion first met him. Joran later set up business on his own after marrying Torgan's daughter. Helped Garion by keeping him up to date with public opinion in Riva and provided him with the popular sentiment.
He is an exceptionally skilled glassworker. He crafted a glass bird that Garion gives as a gift to Polgara.