- "I stand for Warlord by the weight of my deeds,” he said, using the old turn of phrase. “Let them raise or bury me."
- ―Hakram Deadhand
Warlord is a Name associated with the orc tribes of the Steppes. Unlike many Praesi and Callowan Names, the same word is used regardless of gender. This is a result of the structure of Kharsum, where a noun is followed by a suffix to indicate gender.
The Name of Warlord, along with all other orcish Names, vanished during the Miezan occupation. Amadeus has speculated that if the Tower had lost control of the orcs their old Names might have had a resurgence, but Dread Empress Maleficent just barely managed to keep them in the fold. The first orc Named to appear since then was Hakram, with a new Name: Adjutant.
Hakram as Warlord has an Aspect called Lead. Hakram is able to keep his warriors up, quickening and strengthened them. However, it also leaves them exhausted to the point of collapse when he leaves.
Hakram Deadhand: Deciding to lead the Clans, Hakram challenged Troke Snaketooth, one of the other claimants to the Name. Winning the challenge allowed Hakram to transition from Adjutant to Warlord.