He was a bald man with a thick beard and several scars. He was older than the freshest recruits and had yellow or missing teeth.
He was fighting with a spear.
Fortum was in the 6th Squad of the 4th Batallion, as were Lim, Clara and Geneva Scala. He was a veteran who fully knew about war in Baleros. He later distanced himself from Geneva, because she didn't treat her friends and squad-comrades preferentially.