Hrath was a ten year old boy from the coastal village of Canton's Landing on Stratem. He possessed the Talent to read the Deck of Dragons. During a reading his voice assumed a level of assurance and experience that belied his youth.
Hrath read the cards for Ereko. There he saw the involvement of the Queen of Dreams, High House Death, Kallor, and the Soldier of Light. When he drew the final card, the King of Night, the most ill-omened card in the deck, he collapsed insensate.