Hemstad (born 997, Timandrian calender), better known to his friends as Hem, is a baker from Fairwool-by-Night.
Hem lives in the village bakery with his parents. The tallest man in his village, Hem is also renowned for his girth and legendary appetite. Despite his menacing appearance, Hem is shy, meek, and gentle. He enjoys spending time in the village tavern and singing; his voice is surprisingly high and mellifluous. In addition to baking, Hem serves in the Village Guard. His best friend is Camlin, though he's also close to Torin and Bailey. At the beginning of Moth, Hem is seventeen years old.