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A Hamayarch was the title of a mage-advisor and assistant to the Thultyrl, or ruler, of the city of Procampur in the Vast,[1][2] and leader of the city's mages.[3]


The Hamayarch served as a mage-advisor and assistant to their Thultyrl,[1][2] and was meant to be very loyal to their ruler and operated with their blessing.[1][3] It was said that "Behind every Thultyrl stood a Hamayarch."[3]

This post was traditionally taken by a mage weaker than the Thultyrl,[1] and was the highest-ranking wizard in the court. The Hamayarch governed and regulated the magic-users of Procampur.[3]


By the mid-13th century DR, three generations of Thultyrls had been served by the Pearl as their Hamayarch. In this position, she strictly regulated Procampur's magic-users, and largely discouraged the practice.

In the Year of Burning Steel, 1246 DR, the current Thultyrl chose to liberate the neighboring city of Tsurlagol from a horde of orcs, goblinoids and other marauders, led by the orc warlord Fottergrim. However, the Pearl believed that the Thultyrl was destined to die young, at the age of 26 and early in his reign, in battle against Fottergrim before the walls of Tsurlagol. Instead, he was wounded on his hunting trip (an event perhaps orchestrated by the Pearl). The Pearl secretly prevented his wounds from healing to keep him away from the frontlines and Fottergrim, believing that he would go on to become a good king and complete the Great Codex of Procampur's laws. Tsurlagol was liberated regardless.[3]

The date of 1246 DR was not included in the novel Crypt of the Moaning Diamond due to editing error. It was mentioned by author Rosemary Jones, here.

By 1357 DR until 1372 DR and after, the Hamayarch of Procampur was Alamondh, who was in truth an evil mage named Carthoun Misintle with desires on the throne. Alamondh plotted to kill Rendeth and take his place under a magical disguise, but was forced to wait until Rendeth produce an heir with the family's distinctive appearance.[1] Despite the Thultyrl's traditional vow of vengeance on pirates, Alamondh encouraged Rendeth to relax the city's stance on piracy, showing leniency and conciliation. A few pirates were even allowed to use Procampur's port, provided that their crimes were not too great and no Procampan captain accused them of anything.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), pp. 98–99. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 214–215. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Rosemary Jones (November 2007). Crypt of the Moaning Diamond. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4714-0.
  4. Curtis Scott (March 1992). Pirates of the Fallen Stars. (TSR, Inc), p. 40. ISBN 978-1560763208.

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