Crofton is a large Brutor man with a black beard, receding hairline, and a face deeply carved with smile-wrinkles. He was once a leader and a powerful orator. After a speaking engagement in Ammatar space, he was captured and given to the Hedion University Dam-Torsad subcampus. His expertise is "representational systems of governance and their applications in a pan-planetary setting." He is often given the electric lash for expressing heretical views.