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Hamish
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Description
Species: Dire wolf
Gender: Male
Family
Mother: Unnamed she-wolf
Book Appearances
Appears in: The Outcast, The Golden Tree, The War of the Ember, Lone Wolf, Shadow Wolf
Details
Wolf of the Scared Watch and a friend to Coryn
"Everyone thinks that to have power is wonderful, but we know it isn't. We know it's a lonely existence. We are both outcasts."
―Hamish to Coryn, The Outcast, page 124

Hamish is the dire wolf from the MacDuncan Clan, a wolf of the Sacred Watch, and a friend of Coryn. Hamish has a twisted, lame leg. He becomes the 501st Fengo when Coryn returns the Ember of Hoole. In Wolves of the Beyond, Hamish has been revealed to have died sometime after Lone Wolf and before Shadow Wolf.

History

The Outcast

Hamish is first introduced when Coryn watches a pack of wolves at a moose carcass. His first words to Coryn are, "I'm not used to this much meat. I mostly gnaw bones." Coryn replies with, "So I've heard." The two become friends, and Hamish teaches Coryn about many things before becoming a gnaw wolf.

The Golden Tree

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The War of the Ember

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Lone Wolf

Hamish is mentioned by Shibaan. She says that she was the one who took him to his tummfraw. Hamish was abandoned when an avalanche started, but managed to survive by leaping over the falling rocks even despite his twisted leg. A few days later he staggered into the camp, and Duncan MacDuncan named him after the ancient wolf word hamycch, which means "to leap".

After joining the Watch, he was eventually made Fengo, and is the present Fengo at the time that the book takes place. He is said to be the best Fengo since the original.

Shadow Wolf

Hamish is mentioned to hold the highest record of points in the gaddergnaw byrrgis: a score of 50 points. He is also mentioned as having been passed away and replaced by a new Fengo by the time of the gadderheal games.

Trivia

  • In the Wolves of the Beyond series, it is revealed that Hamish's name is actually derived from hamycch, an ancient wolf word which means "to leap".
  • In The Outcast, Hamish mentions that his mother abandoned him, whilst in Lone Wolf, Shibaan mentions that she took him to his tummfraw.
  • Hamish is the first character from the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series that is mentioned by name in Wolves of the Beyond.
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