Galan Ashyryver is described as having olive skin and dark hair and distinctive, turquoise Ashryver eyes.
Galan appears in Wendlyn, riding out of the castle gates accompanied by soldiers. A crowd of citizens is present, and they cheer him as he rides past. Celaena sits on a rooftop and watches him, noting that he is going off to war.
After Aelin in taken by Maeve, Galan appears with his armada and a crinkled letter from Aelin that states, "Terrasen remembers Evalin Ashryver. Do you? I fought at Mistward for your people. Return the gods-damned favor." and the coordinates for the spot where Aelin was whipped and kidnapped.
- He is commonly adored by the people of Wendlyn.