Lanius Qel-Bertuk was a renowned male Human Jedi Master who was Headmaster of the Jedi academy on Almas. Lanius Qel-Bertuk was considered by some to be one of the wisest Jedi in the Order and somewhat of a maverick by the Jedi High Council. Qel-Bertuk was possessed with ice-blue eyes, raven-black hair and a graying beard in a friendly, commonly-smiling face. He had a burn scar on his left cheek and was missing the third finger on his left hand.

His personal assistant and overseer of the Almas Academy is the well-known, six-limbed, protocol droid E1-6RA.