I know I haven’t posted a comment for a page in a while (aside from the VDSD back in February). But I just wanted to make something clear: This character is not who he/they seem to be. Yes, it should be obvious they are designed to look as though they are from India. Who they are is yet to be revealed, so please keep an open mind, because there are things I can’t reveal this early in the Crystal Lotus Chronicles.
The key is the last line on this page: They are going to journey West, and there will be other characters they meet in India who are not insidious. Right now, we’re just setting up things to come. So keep this character in the back of your mind, but don’t assume “evil” based on his appearance.