Rufus visited the palace chapel after it had been finished, and saw the platform which had been added without the Ralad builders' knowledge or consent. Rufus thought the platform hideous, and, outraged that the platform had been added, wrote a letter to Lucan asking for the room to be reverted. Drumm responded to Rufus with a blunt note claiming that the king wished the chapel to remain in its current state and forbade him to broach the subject again.
The Sister of the South
Manus told King Lief about Rufus and his displeasure for the chapel platform, which helped Lief to realise the hiding place for the Sister of the South.
Rufus, like all Ralads, had short stature, blue-grey skin, black eyes, and a tuft of red hair.
Rufus was a talented builder with an eye for beauty.