Quite the dapper crocodile-headed rakshasa
Bernaditi is a rakshasa, an animal-headed humanoid of demonic descent. He runs the Midnight Circus, where many bereft storykin sit idle and watch poorly-imitated shows and events.
He has a fancy for fine clothing and exotic teas, and is surrounded by fine porcelain cups and saucers. While many storykin seem lacking in sense, Bernaditi seems very intelligent and has taken a rather fond interest in our heroes … if they can best him in a battle of wits.