The Nature of Things
Komtor Sarumi (whose title is said to be a combination of the words “commander” and “protector”) is a powerful military commander of as-yet-unknown species who is one of the main rulers of the land in which Gregg and Mort have found themselves. It seems he has been spreading his reach from some other location, building improvements and putting military outposts in smaller villages, posting soldiers from elsewhere to man these outposts and protect the local villagers.
Though Sarumi’s species is currently unknown, the testimony of a four-year-old human girl implies that he has big teeth and some kind of ability to summon magical storms. It would also seem that his duty is to protect the people from those who would do them harm.