A mystic, sage, and wizard, Li Kao lived inside his spire in the City of Spires for over two hundred years before he disappeared on the Day of the Grasping Spider. We believe he was kidnapped by the Spider.
Known as The Permanent Reverence, Li Kao was renowned for being able to take facts and construct theories and understanding from them.
His servants are keeping up the pretense that he is missing; we only discovered he was gone because he told his servants to seek out "the people who put the elephant on the Spire", as the ones likely to know what had happened to him.
The party has a set of his meditation beads, which might be useful for finding him some day.