((This looks like a good time to debut a character I've been working on: http://summoners.shurelia.com/profiles/1462 ))
A large shadow slowly passed over the dunes to the north of the camp. Those in the camp who looked into the sky saw the shadow's source: an airship, its massive canvas sails rippling in the wind. As it passed, a figure could be seen standing at the edge of the deck. Suddenly, the figure leapt over the railing, plummeting headfirst toward the sands below. As he fell, wings extended from his backpack, catching the air and bringing him out of his nosedive. He soared through the air until he reached the camp, where he circled above an empty square, slowly descending. He alighted on the ground, his wings collapsing back into his pack.
With the exception of his hands, he was covered from head to toe in clothing, most of it made of light, breathable material which matched the color of the sand beneath him. His head was wrapped in a cloth, with goggles covering his eyes. He wore a long coat and pants, and his feet were protected by boots.
Pulling down the cloth covering his mouth, he took a breath of the hot, dry air, surveying the camp. He noticing a commotion near a caravan, and after taking a swig of water from a bottle in his pack, he made his way toward the crowd.