Madame Torogai is an old Yaku magic weaver, or shaman, and Tanda's teacher. A master of the old ways, she is in-tune with the spirit world, Nayug. It is this relationship that allowed her to discover the Nyunga Ro Chaga's true identity. She is capable of communicating with denizens of the spirit realm, such as the Water Folk.
Madame Torogai is an elderly woman of short stature. In spite of her age and appearance, she is a tough old woman and fully capable of taking care of herself in dangerous situations. She is rather eccentric, usually not caring about what others think of her.
Serious and somewhat impatient, Torogai is a highly astute woman who tends to come across as grumpy and unfriendly. Though her manners are blunt and her tongue is sharp, she cares deeply about her friends, particularly her former apprentice Tanda, and expresses kindness in different ways. Torogai is easily irritated, especially if she is interrupted or if someone isn't being straightforward enough for her liking.
In Guardian of the Dream, it is revealed that Torogai was beautiful in her youth, and that she had three children, all of whom died. After their deaths, she renounced her name and became a magic weaver, taking on her current name. "To-ro-gai" is said to roughly mean like "dweller of the earth" in the Yaku language.