A rotund, middle aged man with a bushy moustache and short frizzy black hair. He always looks like he just rolled out of bed; his clothes are always rumpled, his hair tousled and his eyes baggy. He wears simple, utilitarian clothing and a heavy leather apron.
Karl is well manned and runs the Dancing Dragon inn. He is on first name basis with all the regulars and greets newcomers with loud, joyful enthusiasm.