T'amber was AdjunctTavore Paran's aide and rumoured lover. She was not very talkative and was described as beautiful and remote. Her origins were unclear. Her name apparently came from her "tawny mane".
It was revealed that the decorations Tavore awarded to Faradan Sort and Sinn were crafted by T'amber. Her family had been jewelsmiths and she herself had been an apprentice. To Bottle her talent was like genius.
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Along with Kalam Mekhar, T'amber helped Adjunct Paran escape the Claw agents sent to kill Tavore before she could escape Malaz City. After Kalam sent T'amber and Tavore on ahead of him, trying to buy them some time, T'amber was impaled and killed on the docks just before the sapper Fiddler reached the Adjunct. Fiddler dragged Tavore on to the jetty where the Froth Wolf was moored, helping her finally escape the trap set for her by Empress Laseen.
Afterwards, it was revealed that T'amber was actually the Elder Goddess the Eres'al in disguise as witnessed by Grub and Lostara Yil. Grub told Lostara Yil that she must not tell Tavore that the Eres'al used T'amber's body. Earlier on in the voyage, Tavore made a reference to T'amber being a lot more now than she once was, possibly indicating that Tavore was not as unaware as Grub believed.