Janov Pelorat is a elderly historian introduced in Foundation's Edge. While a historian, he has never left the Foundation or even Terminus itself. When Pelorat is assigned to help Golan Trevize, it marks the first time he has ever traveled to any degree. While Trevize thought they were searching for the Second Foundation, Pelorat believes they are searching for Earth.Their search becomes for Earth, and that search and all they find occupy Foundation's Edge and Foundation and Earth. Pelorat knows countless legends about the planet of Earth, and proves to be quite useful. Pelorat and Trevize become friends through the course of the two books, and Pelorat will fall in love with Bliss when their ship arrives at Gaia.