Morveren Trevail found wounded on shore. Morveren saved him from death and Aiden Helyer, and eventually freed him to Ingo. Malin is fully Mer, and is the son of Eselda and Venvyn.
Malin claims to be an extremely fast swimmer, and works by taking messages for his people.
Malin has a dusky bluish tinge to his skin, a trait shared by Pure Mer.