Clovis was the owner of several barges in Narda. Ulric recommended Clovis for transport to Teirm and, so Roran forced Clovis to give the people of Carvahall his barges so that they could sail down to Teirm. He had a daughter named Galina and a wife living in Narda. He attempted to kill Roran with a belay pin to avoid travelling to Teirm, but failed. He never went out into open sea - and only travelled along close to the shore.