is the leader of the Grip of the Dragon crew. At age 18, he is as
over-muscled as the green bull-class dragons his crew rides. He
is a physically imposing figure and his strength is probably what
lead to him becoming the leader of the Down City Council. To emphasize
his strength, Phistus carries an oversized sledgehammer instead
of the usual blocking staff most riders use.
As the Down City Council leader, Phistus is trying to keep the
crews in line and prevent them from starting street wars with each
other. As seen in "Opposing Force," he values honor and
seems to consider it a strength in itself. He appears to be honest
and respectful of the law. After seeing the Dragon Booster act with
honor in "Opposing Force", he forms an alliance with him
in "Three Times a Hero." It looks like Phistus will stay
true to his word since we see him stand by the Dragon Booster against
some of the other crews in "The Mechanist."
Phistus has not been seen participating in a street race, however
he is highly skilled at both drag ball and dragon jousting. In fact,
he is so well known as a jousting champion that no one seems willing
to challenge him. The only person we've seen challenge Phistus to
a joust was Moordryd, but Moordryd planned to win by cheating.
Phistus can be a bit stubborn and little over-confident about his
strength. In "The Chromatic Dragon," Phistus failed to
heed Artha's warning that someone may try to steal Brutaris. However,
there is little doubt that Artha can count on Phistus as an ally
in the future.