The Whirling Dervish is an eccentric hermit who lives beside the Oasis in the Shapeirian Desert. His beard wraps up a nearby palm tree, anchoring him in place -- but it is believed to have potent magical properties.
After meeting the Hero, who was retrieving a piece of his beard for Keapon Laffin, the Dervish was quite impressed. Later, when the enchanted Al Scurva appeared in a cage in the desert, he sent for the Hero to help the captive.
- "Hero business is like eating peanuts. Once you start, it is very hard to stop."