Appearance and personality
Owis bore very little physical resemblance to the rest of his family, being podgy with curly brown hair, which was often a topic of mockery among his family.
He was looked down upon and bullied by the rest of his family, partly due to his dim-wittedness and partly because his very existence was taboo. Being only newly Loomed, Owis was very immature. He developed a mean streak, probably in response to the teasing he suffered. He was trapped in the House of Lungbarrow when it was buried underground, which made him unable to go to the Time Lord Academy — or anywhere else. Thus, he had a very limited education. This was likely a big factor in why, even at the age of 675, he was still very immature, childish and just a bit cowardly.
Owis was a source of conflict in the Lungbarrow Family because he was loomed illegally. Each Family had a specific allotment of Cousins — in the case of Lungbarrow, it was forty-five; this included the Doctor in his first incarnation. One day, the Kithriarch, Quences, disowned the Doctor from the Family following an argument in which Quences wanted the Doctor to become the first of the Family to be appointed Lord Cardinal and the Doctor stubbornly refused to enter politics. Shortly after being disinherited, the Doctor stole a TARDIS and fled Gallifrey. To show that the disinheritance was serious, it was decided to loom a replacement for the Doctor — this replacement was Owis.
However, Owis' looming was illegal, since the Doctor was not dead and therefore still tallied on the Lungbarrow Loom. Even the Family itself was divided on whether or not Owis should exist. (PROSE: Lungbarrow)