Mathew has red hair, green eyes, a thin freckled face of hard lines and a loping stride. His Witchmark is a hollow circle with a scripted W.
Mathew is described as being a calming influence on Safi. Unlike his stoic Heart-Thread, Habim, he is warm and much more open, leading him to be Safi's favorite tutor. Also, Safi's Truthwitch seems to cancel out his Wordwitchery, so they can talk to each other without their respective witcheries influencing the conversation.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
As a Wordwitch, Mathew has the ability to make his words more persuasive to people and be able to trace information. His powers also extend to written words, and is shown to make a magically binding contract with Prince Merik Nihar of Nubrevna in Truthwitch . He has the power to trace the origin of words, and so find the basis, if any, for the rumors he hears; however, he is not able to discern truth from lie directly. His powers make him an excellent informant, and he trades in information.
- Habim - Heart-thread
- Mathew enjoys stage comedies.