Hamat was formed approximately 150 years ago, shortly after Vallatia claimed the North Bank. Formed from a splinter group of the Dendran nobility, the Hamatians claim to be descended from the bloodline of the ancient Pithic Dominion. The small nation subsists largely on its fishing industry, with minimal interaction with other countries. Their culture still bears the dignity of their royal claims, but has acquired the simple wisdom of pastoral life. Most cities lie along the coastlines, situated atop pilings driven deep into the rock. some parts of cities often end up afloat, built upon the hulls of ships and barges. Travellers from Hamat have a reputation for powerful magical abilities. The superstitious mutter rumors of dark ritual of power, while others speak of their connection with the blood of the Pithic Dominion and its legacy.