A character known only as Stranger can be found in the Hair of the Dog Tavern in Canifis. He can be found seated in a corner of the inn, and based on his facial features is a werewolf like the rest of the town's population.
Prior to completing In Search of the Myreque, the stranger's chair is occupied by Vanstrom Klause, a vampyre disguised as a human who is scouting the area for The Myreque organisation. At this point, the two appear identical in all but facial features, and only upon completing In Search of the Myreque will the Stranger replace Vanstrom. The two are so similar in appearance that, after completing the quest, the player will briefly mistake the Stranger for Vanstrom.
- After completing the quest, the stranger will initially have the name and appearance of Vanstrom Klause. However, if the player talks to him his appearance will revert to that of the stranger, who will tell the player "I think we've been through this before, haven't we?" This hint at the stranger's true identity was added in a hidden update four months after the quest was released.