Forestwalker (Forest) is a story character, the main narrator of the series Forest Tales. Forest is a jaguar-patterned chakat, sister to Goldfur, and chronicler of their family's lives. Born on 18 August 2301 to Chakats Desertsand and Longstripe, shi is their second child. Shi has a very strong empathic talent and is very intelligent, and likes to help others to the point of meddling. Shi is very family-oriented, and has several diverse lifemates and denmates, starting with Kris - a red fox, Trina - an Arctic fox, Midnight - a chakat, Admiral Boyce Kline - a human, and most recently Leanna - a herm fennec fox. Forest and hir family live in Australia where chakats were created. Shi works for the Department of Conservation & Environment in hir capacity as an expert biologist, but has taken temporary assignments on starships to spend more time with some of hir star-faring mates. Shi enjoys the new experiences, but still prefers the Australian Outback. Hir hobbies include bushwalking and rock-climbing, the latter skill learned from Trina.