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Hadrian is a major POV in A Death at Dawn and appears in A Skinchanger's Journey.

Appearance and Personality[]

Fifteen years old at the start of the series, Hadrian Osmont looked exactly like a family member of House Osmont. He has red-brown curly hair and hazel colored eyes.

At the beginning of A Death at Dawn, Hadrian learns that he is a bastard and his mother is not Lady Arla Osmont. This changes his personality. Before, he was an extremely emotional and timid boy. Now - although he is still emotional - he is mentally and physically tougher.



Hadrian Osmont was born on the first day of the Harvest Moon during the four hundred and ninetieth year after the Secession of Man. Hadrian was born in Kingment, before the Kingdom of Valley Pines split in two in 496 SM. Hadrian is the oldest child of the Lord Protector of the Southern Kingdom of Valley Pines, Peyton Osmont and his wife Lady Arla Ashe. A member of House Osmont, he has two siblings: a younger brother, Leonidas Osmont and a younger sister, Maerwynn Osmont.

On Hadrian's fifteenth birthday, his father told Hadrian that he was banished from King's Berth and must go to Kingment. This information leaves Hadrian in a depressive state as he travels with Ser Colvic Rames, a handmaiden named Patty, and two wheelhouse drivers named Boar and Ostra, through the Great Forest.


A Death at Dawn[]

Hadrian's story begins two weeks after running away from King's Berth. Hadrian is depressed and very scared of what could happen to him. His trip paused in Seascape and Hadrian visited a tavern. At the tavern, Hadrian learns that his mother, Lady Arla, was not actually his mother, and that she wanted Hadrian dead. This startles and confuses Hadrian. A girl named Raynese overheard the conversation, and reassures Hadrian that he is a highborn. Noticing her prowess, Hadrian invites Raynese to travel with them until they reach the Mountain Realm. At the tavern, the Warrior Raiders attack, forcing the party to run away as quickly as possible.

Hadrian Osmont

Weeks later, deep in the Great Forest, the party stops again after a horse dies and camp for the night. In the middle of the night, the Warrior Raiders attack killing Patty and Boar. During the attack, Hadrian and Raynese are separated from Ser Colvic, who tells them to meet him at the Southern Kingdom's border. For almost two moons, Hadrian and Raynese run through the Great Forest. After jumping into the River Lilia, Raynese breaks her leg and Hadrian has to find help. He walks to an inn and bumps into Colvic. He brings Colvic back to Raynese and Colvic cuts her leg to awake her. When Raynese awakens she uses the Arts to heal her leg and this stuns and angers Hadrian.

The trio then travels to Eldersgate to get new clothes and weapons. While in Eldersgate, the Warrior Raiders attack forcing the trio to run again. While running, Hadrian demands that Ser Colvic and Raynese explains to him about the Arts. Hadrian also learns that he has the Arts and has a companion named Myp. The trio knows that the Warrior Raiders are close, so Hadrian comes up with idea to use the Arts to get rid of the Warrior Raiders. Raynese refuses the plan and leaves Hadrian and Colvic. Less than an hour later, the Warrior Raiders attack, fatally stabbing Hadrian several times.