Erim, clumsy, beetle-browed, and slow of speech, who looked stupid but, she suspected, wasn't.
Jame's narration, To Ride a Rathorn,
"Chapter V: A Length of Rope", I

Erim is a Knorth randon cadet at Tentir. He is one of Jame's ten-command.

He's known for being an archer with impeccable aim,[2][3] although he can't shoot living things.[4] Because of his amazing aim, Jame suspects that the time he tripped and threw a bowl of soup in Vant's face was on purpose.[5]


  1. The Gates of Tagmeth, "Chapter II: Departure", V — " 'Erim, Quill, Rue, and what’s-his-name, oh yes, Killy, are now five-commanders.' "
  2. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter X: Battles Old and New", II — "The day's first class—archery with a Jaran ten—passed without incident, except for Erim hitting the mark every time. His aim was indeed very good, almost uncanny, for someone who looked as if he shot at random from a truly awful pose."
  3. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XII: Unsheathed", II — "(except for Erim's, who couldn't seem to miss if he tried)"
  4. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XX: The Bear Pit", III — "During archery practice, as an experiment, they blindfolded Erim and spun him around until he wobbled like a drunkard. His subsequent shots hit a half-inch sapling, a rabbit hole, and the sergeant's hat. He could hit anything, he admitted afterward, somewhat shame-faced, as long as it wasn't alive."
  5. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter IX: School Days", I — "Vant was always finding fault with one or another of them, for example when Erim tripped over his own feet and more or less threw a bowl of soup in Vant's face (Jame wondered about that: Erim might be clumsy, but he had very good aim),"
Jame's ten-command
Rue Mint Dar Quill Erim Killy Niall Damson