Tobin is mute and communicates via sign language. He shaves his head bald and has tatoos of blue sea serpents extended from his scalp down his neck on his chest, back, and arms. He has blue eyes and fat gold rings in his ears.His older brother has a red beard suggesting if he had hair it would be of that color range.
Tobin's father died some years ago. The head of his family house hold is his elder brother, Skarpin. He has a sister named Ulfrid. He is cousins with the Clan-Chief of Moralien (the closest thing the Moraliens have to a king.)