Needles clattered in gnarled hands. A knobby scarf laddered with dropped stitches flew upward and tried to wrap itself around his neck. He fended it off impatiently. "Knit one, purl two… I already did my part in blowing away the weirdingstrom. Leave me alone. I have a kingdom to rule." "Tishooo, you're knitting your beard into your scarf." "Well, how do you catch a dragon? Go away, girl. I'm busy."
– To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XIV: To Ride a Rathorn", I
The Falling Man is the elemental personification of air in the Four. He has the form of an old man with a long beard.
The Four were all humans who died at the time when the Kencyr temples activated in Rathillien. The Tishooo was an ambitious old man who claimed to be a god, and to prove it, his followers threw him from a high tower.
↑ 1.01.1To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XIV: To Ride a Rathorn", I — " 'Falling Man, South Wind, Tishooo!' "
↑To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XIV: To Ride a Rathorn", I — "They fell from what surely was an impossible height. Stranger still, an old man fell with them, his dingy-white beard whipping up over his shoulder. He was almost but not quite seated on a throne that fell just beneath him."
↑Seeker's Mask, "Part VIII: Kithorn" — " 'There was an old man,' it said, 'oh, so clever, so ambitious that he claimed to be a god. To prove it, his followers threw him from a high tower. Now he falls, forever and ever.' "