I've been re-reading the series.
Anyway, you all remember that conversation that Arra overheard that she really wasn't supposed to after she caught super cat? (if not go cry)
Yeah, well, I've been thinking. Err, thought, anyway, but up until now there's been know where for me to say anything about it.
So anyway. Other guy was Magister Illyrio. I didn't get it the first time through because, well, the entire book was confusing as hell. But he's definitely Illyrio.
It appears not only his name is badass.