Dopple was one of the soldiers that accompanied Diligence's caravan when it left The Wheel. Like the other soldiers, he was clad in black armor. He was aggressive and easily offended, and had a black-bristled chin.
When the caravan came close to the Aulmad, Dopple and Brevny were given alters to ride on and sent to scout the road ahead, to make sure it was safe. They came rushing back some time later, explaining that they had seen a great, bloody battle in a basin ahead. Shevoss and Varve were sent to examine further and see if it would soon be safe to travel through, and returned an hour later with strange news: not only was there no battle there, there were no signs that there had ever been one. Dopple spat at the ground near her feet and placed his hand on his slicer, accusing her of lying.
Welleck stepped between them to stop a fight from breaking out, and reminded them that they were near the Aulmad, and that there were many creatures that could play tricks on their minds - some or all of the scouts may have been seeing an illusion. Still offended, Dopple tried to pick a fight with Varve and Shevoss until Welleck sent the two sets of guards to opposite sides of the camp.