Bale is described as having longish fair hair, with shells braided into it. He is muscled from skinboating all his life, and is scornful of Torak until they grow closer after experiencing hardships with each other.
Bale taught Torak how to rock climb and is a good rock climber himself. He also taught Torak how to skinboat.
Bale is Torak's kinsman. When Bale captured Torak, they didn't like each other, but Bale soon became friends with Torak once he realised that he was kin. Bale taught Torak how to skinboat and how to rock climb. In Outcast, Bale helps Renn to find Torak and defeat the viper mage, by shooting an arrow into her breast.
In Outcast they work together to try and find Torak after he is made an outcast. To start with Bale tells her to remain at the Raven Camp; in his clan the men do the hunting and the women stay at the camp. Renn stubbornly disobeys him and they set out separately (Bale in his boat and Renn on foot) however Bale eventually admits that he needs Renn's help; he knows little of the forest or it's people. They then work together to try and help Torak and eventually find and save him.
In Oath Breaker, Bale reveals to Torak that he wants Renn to join his clan to be his mate. Torak was angered by this (hinting that he might have feelings towards Renn as well) and storms away, only to come back and find him killed by Thiazzi.
Tenris (the Seal Mage)Edit
Bale doesn't have a close relationship with Tenris, but trusts him and tells Torak that he would help him. He helps Tenris by putting Renn in a cave, heedless to the fact that she was healthy. He believes that Tenris created the "cure" for the sickness, and failed to help his younger brother, who was the first to die from it. He later finds out from Renn that Tenris was responsible for his brother's death, and it is revealed that the Seal Mage killed Bale's brother to test out the sickness he made.