Oremid Hass is the earth genasi Archmage of Cultivation for the Cerberus Assembly and the Headmaster of the Hall of Erudition[3] at the Zauberspire in Zadash. As an NPC, Oremid Hass is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description

Appearance

Oremid is described as appearing to be a stocky and squat human, about 5'3"[4] to 5'6"[5] but with a wide body. He has very dark ruddy brown skin with a “unique texture”: with each shift, dust seems to fall from it. His pitch black eyes sparkle like tiny polished marbles of obsidian, and he has short kinked black hair and a square jaw.[6][7] There is a strongly inset dimple wrinkle when he smiles with his dull grey teeth. Despite his not-quite-human appearance there is something very welcoming about him.[8] He wears red and grey robes.[9]

Personality

Fan art of Oremid Hass, by my2k.[art 2]

While Oremid Hass is a gentle soul who adores animals, he puts on the façade of a strict man with no sense of humor. He teaches students that failure is not an option, and that emotion is a barrier to one's true ability. Equally feared, respected, and privately loathed by the students (and some instructors) of the Hall of Erudition, Oremid personally dismisses those who break under his school's curriculum and heaps joyous praise on those who endure their training.[2]

Oremid Hass presents a very welcoming presence. He tries to appear respectable at social gatherings but seems unable to hide his childlike wonder and excitement at things that interest him, such as cats.[10] Pumat Sol described him as a beacon of tutelage, and although he was tough and a bit rough around the edges was in fact a real softie, especially when it came to small critters. Despite this it is clear that Oremid Hass is formidable enough to make Pumat look fearful and regret speaking about him in such a way afterwards.[11]

Biography

Background

Oremid Hass is a powerful mage with enough power to gain the position of the Archmage of Cultivation within the Cerberus Assembly and the Headmaster of the Hall of Erudition in Zadash, tasked with watching and grooming the next generation of mages and arcane specialists outside Rexxentrum.[2] One of these former students was Pumat Sol.

"Midnight Espionage" (2x12)

While not directly seen, Oremid Hass was one of the flying figures who pursued the Xhorhasian assassins that attacked the Zauberspire, shooting bolts of energy at them.[12]

Chapter 2

Oremid Hass was announced as a spectator at the Victory Pit tournament. He was credited with repelling the Xhorhasian assault on the Zauberspire.[13] At the afterparty for the Victory Pit, Oremid Hass was talking with Trent Ikithon on the balcony when they were approached by Beau and Yasha. He let Trent interrogate Yasha on her ties to Xhorhas, but when Trent asked if Beau was a member of the Cobalt Soul, he politely asked Trent to stop questioning them and apologized, claiming his friend was just very studious. When Beau confirmed she was indeed a member of the Cobalt Soul, Oremid commented that they had done much great work and aided the Hall of Erudition on many occasions. When Beau said the Cobalt Soul felt the same about the Hall of Erudition, Oremid laughed good-naturedly and said that despite the tensions between the two organizations in the past, he honestly appreciated them.[14]

Beau asked if the Hall of Erudition would be moving men to the front line like the Cobalt Soul intended to do. Oremid questioned this, since the war with Xhorhas hadn't been publicly announced yet, but Beau just smiled in response. Oremid responded that they had trained mages who would be at Bladegarden and beyond. If things escalated, a number of the Assembly would join where necessary. As he and Trent exited the party, Oremid spotted Frumpkin and was unable to contain his glee and childlike wonder, picking up and petting the cat.[15]

"Titles and Tattoos" (2x84)

After returning from their journeys inside the Heirloom Sphere, Yussa Errenis suggested that the Mighty Nein seek out Oremid in Zadash and consult him about the Angel of Irons cult. Later, once the party arrived in Zadash, they gained an audience with Oremid Hass at the Hall of Erudition by presenting their letter of introduction from Yussa. They told him about the Cult and their motives, and about their concerns about the war and the dodecahedrons. Oremid responded that in the private echelons of the Empire, there were rumors of defectors working with the Kryn Dynasty. When the Mighty Nein discussed their suspicions about Vence Nuthaleus, Oremid was convinced and began an investigation, learning that Vence was in Rexxentrum when he contacted him. The Mighty Nein also brought Sprinkle and Frumpkin with them, and Oremid cuddled with them until the end of the conversation.

"Punishment and Politics" (2x87)

The Mighty Nein saw Oremid when they went to see King Dwendal after their battle with the Laughing Hand, Obann, and the rest of the Angel of Irons cult, and they discovered that Oremid had been researching the Angel of Irons at their suggestion.

Relationships

Trent Ikithon

Oremid and Trent are colleagues in the Cerberus Assembly and appear to be on friendly terms. They pursued the Xhorhasian assassins together,[16] attended the Victory Pit together[17] and were drinking and talking on the balcony at the afterparty.[18] Oremid referred to Trent as a friend and apologised for his blunt interrogatory nature by claiming he was just "studious."[19]

Character Information

Abilities

Unless otherwise noted, the following abilities are assumed from the standard Dungeons & Dragons materials:

Earth Genasi Abilities:

  • Earth Walk
  • Merge with Stone
    • Pass without Trace spell

Notable Items

Quotations

Trivia

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 See Matthew Mercer's dropbox[1].
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 See  Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 43.
  3. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:41:27.
  4. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:20:54.
  5. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 3:07:00.
  6. See "Titles and Tattoos" (2x84) at 3:07:00.
  7. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:42:16.
  8. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:20:55.
  9. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:42:33.
  10. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:31:04.
  11. See "Lost & Found" (2x13) at 03:45:47.
  12. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:41:27.
  13. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:41:27.
  14. See "Whispers of War" (2x18).
  15. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:31:11.
  16. See "Midnight Espionage" (2x12) at 3:54:09.
  17. See "Harvest Close" (2x17) at 2:41:52.
  18. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:20:15.
  19. See "Whispers of War" (2x18) at 1:27:25.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Oremid Hass, by @tshortik (source).  Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Oremid Hass, by my2k (source).  Used with permission.
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