Longbow was a member of Chief Old-Bear's tribe. He was described as "A tall, man with long blond braids and wearing leather clothing, quite lean, with a hard face." He was extremely skilled with a bow, never missing a target. He hated the Vlagh with such a passion that he dedicated more than half his life to kill it and the Bug People. It is later revealed that a mutated bug, from the Vlagh, had killed Misty-Water (Longbow's Bride), on the day of Longbow's wedding.