Gamet (Gimlet[1]) was a retired soldier from the Malazan military. In 1161BS, he was described as old and scarred, with watery, grey eyes, wearing much-mended chain-mail that ended in raggedly around his knees. He was wearing an uneven pot-helm with hammered-out dents but polished brightly.[2] When he grinned, a full set of white teeth was visible.[3] He had been one of the first recruits of the Malaz 4th Army, with whom he had served in the original Wickan Wars against Coltaine.[4]

Commander Blistig thought he had the look of a veteran.[5]

In Gardens of the Moon Edit

In 1161BS, Gamet was captain of the guard at House Paran's estates in Unta, having been hired three years previously by the head of the house, Ganoes Paran's father.[2] After twenty-three years of service, Gamet had been recommended by his commander for this relatively safe post after he had been injured by a lance through his chest while serving with the 4th army.[6]

In Deadhouse GatesEdit

Gamet accompanied Adjunct Tavore and the Malaz 14th Army on their punitive mission to Seven Cities. They arrived in Aren shortly after High Fist Pormqual and his army were annihilated by Korbolo Dom.[7]

In House of Chains Edit

He was promoted to Fist within the Malaz 14th Army by Tavore, though he was never comfortable with the position. He led a night attack against the Army of the Whirlwind during which his horse was killed in an explosion caused by a cusser. The resulting fall left him disorientated.[8]

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Gamet.

Gamet died, likely of an aneurysm brought on by the earlier fall from his horse, on the eve of the confrontation between Sha'ik and Tavore.

After his death he joined the ghosts of Raraku and the fallen Wickan tribes as they massacred Korbolo Dom's Dogslayers. He was addressed as 'Gamet Ul'Paran' by one of the ghosts.[9] Whether this indicated that he was in fact related to the family or an acknowledgement of house affinity was never made clear. The fact that Gamet often thought in very personal terms of Felisin and Tavore may support that he was some distant relation, although the Paran siblings themselves did not seem to be aware of any such relationship.

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