Kalani is a tall, dark-skinned girl with long black hair and brown eyes. She wears green stone earrings and has a silver ring piercing in her eyebrow. Her black dolphin tattoo is surrounded by hundreds of other green tattoos she has. She also wears a green cloak woven from seaweed.The cloak is most likely something she made herself. She is said to be even taller than Tarik.
In the Books
Kalani first appears to help the Four Fallen and Tarik fight off a Conqueror ship. When the Greencloaks reach the Hundred Isles and explain that they need to find Mulop, Kalani leads them to Tangaroa.
When Rollan, Meilin, and Tarik sail to Nightshade Island (an island that Kalani's people consider "tapu" or cursed), Kalani avoids them when they return because of her people's belief. In The Evertree, Kalani still avoids and tries not to acknowledge Rollan. In The Evertree, Rollan confronts her about it, telling her that they couldn't get through this journey without trusting each other. Kalani finally starts to talk to him again, and Rollan is the first person she told about the poisonous Stetriolan waters and that it was making the rockback whales, who were pulling their ship, sick.
- Tui T. Sutherland said that Kalani's tattoos were based off of Tā moko (tattoos of the Māori people.)
- There is a unique item in the game called Kalani's Cloak.
- Kalani is a Hawaiian name meaning "the sky" or "chieftain".