Captain Kadian was a stocky man with silver-shot hair and beard, and he wore a large gold earring in his left ear. He wore a sea coat and walked with a rolling gait, as he spent little time on shore.
Captain Kadian had brought Zandramas' party (Zandramas, Naradas, Archduke Otrath, and Geran) from Melcena to a beach south of Selda in Peldane. He had been offered a good price. He was saved by the fog but Kadian's bosun and boat oarsmen were burned by Zandramas.