Hammond Dak Fay is the senior councilman of Gostrey, both by his Rank and by his age. Respected by everyone and feared by no one, Elder Hammond is often a source for great wisdom and advice. He keeps the town running, at least.

Bald with a short white beard, he uses a red staff covered in script symbols as a walking stick. Except… Why would someone with such a high Rank need a cane? If he’s Gostrey’s highest-ranking warrior, why didn’t he fight in the Aegis alongside his grandson Jonakan and so many others? Does age make mortals out of even those with the System? Or is there more to Elder Hammond than meets the eye?

Elder Hammond appears in the following chapters: