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Ky Dam was the elected Speaker of the Nyueng Bao De Duang people. His wife, Hong Tray, was a seer and the last true priestess of their race. He was the father of Ky Gota, the grandfather of Ky Sahra, and the great-grandfather of Tobo. He strove to fulfill his wife's prophecies despite intense resistance from his own daughter and many others of his race. His collaborations would help establish a bond between the Nyueng Bao and the Black Company that would last for years afterward. In addition to the Nyueng Bao language, he spoke the Taglian language perfectly.

Bleak Seasons[]

Ky Dam suffered through the Siege of Dejagore along with many members of the Black Company and their allies. He met with Murgen and was one of the few Nyueng Bao people to speak with him. Thai Dei, his grandson and spy, informed him of a deal between Mogaba and two emissaries (Ranjalpirindi and Chal Ghanda Ghan) from the Prahbrindrah Drah of Taglios which endangered the Nyueng Bao and Murgen's faction of the Company called the Old Crew. He shared this intelligence with Murgen for their mutual benefit. Speaker Ky Dam was the first person in the Annals to use the inscrutable terms Bone Warrior, Stone Soldier, and Soldier of Darkness in reference to the Black Company.

Ky Dam, his wife, and several other family members (including two great-grandchildren, children of Ky Sahra) were killed in the partial genocide orchestrated by Mogaba. During this violence, 1,200 out of the 1,800 Nyueng Bao pilgrims were wiped out. He died in the arms of his wife. Murgen and Ky Dam's grandson Thai Dei rounded up the remaining family and hustled them away from the murderous carnage outside. He was succeeded as Speaker by Tam Dak. Although many Nyueng Bao Path of the Sword practitioners would remain alongside the Black Company as bodyguards after the Siege of Dejagore ended, Uncle Doj and Ky Gota would spend years undermining the trust between these two groups that Ky Dam and Hong Tray sacrificed their lives to build.

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