Ajan nai'Shuvulnin-penokedi is an Ai-Naidari Guardian of the Public Servant caste, trained by Vekken and pledged to serve Shame. This pledge makes him an exception, and it is duly recorded in the Book of Exceptions. He accompanied Shame to the Bleak and then on to Qenain. He's a decade younger than Shame.
Ajan's ribbons, marking his relationship to his master, look like a yoke around his shoulders, leading to a fanged hook-shape below the cleft of his collarbones. They are most unusual.