"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
|Appears in:||The Outcast, The Golden Tree, The War of the Ember, Lone Wolf, Shadow Wolf|
In the Wolves of the Beyond series, it is revealed that his name is actually derived from hamycch, an ancient wolf word which means "to leap". Hamish was abandoned when an avalanche started, but a few days later he staggered into the camp even with his twisted leg deformity, apparantly having leapt the falling rocks.
Hamish is first introduced 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." Hamish teaches Coryn about many things before becoming a gnaw wolf.
Hamish is mentioned by Shibaan. She says that she was the one who took him to his tummfraw. Despite his twisted leg, he managed to survive by leaping over the avalanches, which is why Duncan MacDuncan names him after the ancient wolf word hamycch, 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.