Yanis is the Neethan Warlock.
Before The Six Sacred StonesEdit
Born into the vicious Neetha tribe, Yanis presumably grew up lower on the priority chain than the tribe's royals for food and other necessities. In any case, the Neetha's cannibal lifestyle caused facial deformities to occur while he was still young.
Yanis eventually became one of the tribe's warlocks, who were in charge of the tribe's treasures and knowledge and managing their worship of Nepthys, the Dark Star that the tribe worshiped as a destroyer god. Among the many things Yanis learned as a warlock were the secrets of the maze in their settlement, the Delphic Orb and its tubeless telescope mechanism, the Second Pillar they possessed, and the Greek language learned during the visit of an ancient explorer.
At some stage the older warlocks took him on a long and secretive journey outside of the tribe's borders to see the second Vertex of the Machine made to counteract the Dark Star, and learned of one of the entrances beneath Table Mountain.
Prior to the beginning of the 21st century, Yanis became the tribe's head warlock and an adviser to chief Rano.
Yanis holds many secrets thanks to his years serving his tribe, particularly ones that revolve around the Machine created by a race of super-ancient people. His loyalty to his tribe is somewhat questionable, unlike his devotion to the Dark Star, and is willing to take an opportunity to save himself, if only long enough to try to reach his own goals.
- Yanis, along with the rest of the Neetha tribe suffers from proteus disease, giving him facial deformaties due to diet and inbreeding over the generations.