Hamat Of Dosa

Hamat has ruled Dosa for over a decade now, after taking the post of patrician in a ruthlessly efficient coup, promising to free Dosa from the influence of foreigners and monsters. Hamat's hard line nationalism has driven goblynkin and orkûn from his city, and all but closed the Camari Pass to the orkûn, but he has been forced to tolerate the Darkman traders, despite having nothing but enmity for their kind in his heart. Still, the Darkman merchants quickly learned that those who travelled with slaves would not be welcome in Camar.


Hamat is tall and broad, with a long, pale face. His features are so nondescript they seem almost sketched on to his pale face, and his bloodshot eyes are rarely more than half open. His long, dark hair is becoming peppered with grey, but his heavy shoulders and stocky frame are as vital as they ever were when he was a younger man. While Hamat never served in an army, his father ensured that he had warrior training, and so he keeps himself in readiness for battle by drilling daily with a master at arms. Thick, ugly muscle lends bulk to his limbs like that of a farm labourer more than a nobleman. Hamat wears heavy, practical clothes that leave his arms bear, with thick gold bracelets around his wrists and upper arms and a vest of fine, shining leather, but often covers this with a furred mantle against the chill winds that blow off the Crooked Plains.


Xenophobic in the extreme, Hamat welcomes few non-kelorns into his city, though he grudgingly tolerates most foreigners as their trade supports his city. However he saves a specific hatred for Darkmen and their pallid slaves, and while he allows them to trade within his walls they are not welcome to sleep there once the gates are shut for the night. Hamat makes no effort to conceal his disdain for all outsiders, and is happy to be openly rude and hostile in their presence. Otherwise Hamat is a firm, gruff ruler. With none of the polish of his associates to the south, he is a blunt instrument, seeking the most expedient way to achieve his goals, and considering speaking his mind whenever he chooses to be a privilege of his office. While some simpler folk admire the patrician's uncomplicated candour, even the crudest labourer usually has some concept of tact, and most dislike the man. Hamat's temper and intolerance have made living in the northernmost city of Camar unpredictable and sometimes dangerous, but the ruling families of the city grudgingly allow that his iron-fisted rule is for the good of Dosa, even as his offending valuable traders does irreparable harm.


Hamat has only ruled Dosa for seven years, and this makes him the most junior of the patricians of Camar. Before that he was the patriarch of a powerful house of landowners whose territory stretched along the banks of Lake Denishan. Chosen to succeed the previous patrician because he promised to keep Dosa for the landsmen after Darkmen and Hobs began accruing more and more influence in Dosa and the surrounding villages, Hamat was always a blunt man who got what he wanted by force, either of funds or arms, and fulfilled his promise the same way - by driving 'foreigners' from Dosa at the point of a sword. Unfortunately for Hamat, he hired a young and unproven Rundha the Dog to hold that sword, and the mercenary turned on him almost immediately after completing his contract, making himself an enemy for life, for Hamat seldom forgets a slight against him. Hamat has learned to be more cautious in his choice of allies since then, preferring the services of the haedrasian soldier Bruke. He has spent his reign from that day keeping Dosa strong and its supply villages safe, and the Camari Pass grudgingly open, but more than once he has used his ability to close the pass as a weapon against Remhi of Hallufport, and Sinan has had to step in to keep Dosa from flexing its strength and closing off overland trade to Camar for good.


Hamat has had often volatile dealings with his fellow patricians, as well as with Dolremm, who he has quarrelled with over borders more than once, though the two have not gone to war as Rendor has with Lodel. Hamat's sisters Ama and Rhina now control his old lands on the lake shores, and while Rhina has a family of her own, Ama has yet to marry despite her no advanced years. Were it not for her wealth Hamat would have little chance of finding her a suitable husband. The patrician himself has married, a young bride from a merchant house named Mawn, but their union is but a year old and has yet to bear fruit. Hamat trusts his Spaspet Ophis-zen implicitly, but his most prized agent is a bandit and assassin known only as Redclaw.


Race sex race Skills
Age category (n) Skill Points: spent/total
Profession profession (n) skill value speciality value
Faith faith (n)
Class description (n/n)
Statistics Inventory
Agility n weapon attack damage reach
Beauty n
Constitution n
Dexterity n
Endurance n armour protection hardness durability
Initiative n
Strength n tools skill modifier
Intelligence n attire/misc notes
Knowledge n
Perception n
Will n
Wisdom n
Bravery n
Charm n
Leadership n
Negotiation n
Luck n
Plan Bipedal
Cycle Diurnal
Diet Omnivore
Inferior ESP 2

Character Traits

Hold Against the Outsiders (3)

Hamat firmly believes that a man should favour his own race, as he does his own family, because no other will favour you. As such he gives all of the important offices to kelorns, and seldom does goblyn or hob favours, or grants them much power. But his overriding disgust is for the northern darkmen. He knows he cannot keep them out - their trade is too valuable - but that doesn't mean he has to stop hating them.

Fear the Redclaw (2)

No one knows who Redclaw is, but everyone in Dosa knows that he is the agent of Hamat, and universally they fear his reprisals. Risking crossing Hamat is risking Redclaw's reprisals, and such is the the reputation of this mysterious assassin that men have come to fear his master as much as he.