Rysn is a Thaylen apprentice merchant to Vstim whom she finds very strange but knowlegable and someone she can learn a lot about mercantile enterprise from. She's very observant which is demonstrated when she understands that the Shin haggle to undermining their products, rather than boasting by listening to a sales pitch by her master to a Shin farmer called Thresh-son-Esan.
She finds Shin culture to be very odd, however her master Vstim tries to get her to appreciate their culture by ordering her to cut out a section of grass from Shinnovar and care for it until she no longer finds it strange.
She is a practitioner of Vorinism to keep up appearances however she does not particularly take some of the traditions to heart. Rysn is able to use a warning fabrial purchased by her babsk the title given to Vstim.