The Skein posses two large yellow eyes with red gouges underneath each eye. It is extremely tall and bipedal possessing a long worm-like tail. The upper body is covered with fur along with two giant antlers protruding from its head. Wherever skin appears it appears scaly similar to a snake.
The Skein posses a great deal of pride in its abilities. It enjoys killing Named.
As a Horned Lord, the Skein is naturally powerful. The Skein possesses incredible strength and speed, and its evolution from a typical ratling has given it a high intelligence. Unlike common ratlings which are driven by hunger, the Skein possesses the ability to think and reason. One inherent power it has as Named is the ability to see the future. As a Horned Lord, the Skein is able to consume things that normally should be impossible such as domains and spells.
Its aspects shown thus far are Spool and Wind.
Spool: Allows the Skein to rewind time. It is limited to short jumps backwards, with participants retaining their memory of the previous timeline.
Wind: Allows the skein to manipulate space in some fashion. Was used to tamper with Catherine Foundling's creation of portals.