Qilbi has pale gold scales. He has freckles and an old scar that zigzags down his snout. He wears an amber earring in his left ear. He is described to be good-looking in a warm way by Moon.
"I'm not leaving you alone with no stranger. All prophecy-like or not."
"No one is getting sliced up and frozen or snapped apart. What is wrong with you? Did you even try just asking nicely?"
"What is with you and faces? You should try threatening someone's elbows or ankles once in a while, just for a change of pace."
"I'm not entirely sure why Scarlet's Dancing Monkey of Fiery Doom gets to be on that list, frankly."
"No way. I grew up in the Scorpion Den, remember? I was stealing before I could fly. My mother was an assassin who tried to teach me garroting and poisons instead of reading and writing. I've done lots of bad things, and the problem is, I know I'd do more if it was for - for, um, Queen Thorn."