Ky Dam was the Speaker of the Nyueng Bao De Duang people. His wife, Hong Tray, was 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. His collaborations would help cement the bond between the Nyueng Bao and the Black Company that would last for years afterward.
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 only Nyueng Bao people to speak with him. He spoke the Taglian language perfectly. 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. He shared this intelligence with Murgen.
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 1,800 members of his race 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.