Goram, later Goram dy Hixar, is a groom at Porifors who cares for Lord Illvin while he is disabled from supplying Arhys with soul-stuff. He appears to be somewhat lack-witted. Goram has served Illvin in several roles as needed since Illvin ransomed him from the Roknari in Jokona some three years before the opening of Paladin of Souls.
Goram was captured while a captain of horse in the service of Dondo dy Jironal in Orico's army during a battle against the prince of Borasnen around Gotorget. While a prisoner, Goram was used by Joen to house a demon intended to be placed in Sordso, to gain his skills in swordsmanship and horsemanship. Goram survived Joen's extraction of the demon, but his soul-stuff was left tattered.
When Ista removes the demon from Sordso, she identifies part of the memories as Goram's. She is able to hold those until she can return them to Goram. This restores Goram's full wits, including the memories of his actions as a bravo and murderer for Dondo. He regrets that behavior, and Ista asks him to be her master of horse in her travels for the Bastard.
Goram is a short, bow-legged man with a grizzled beard. He has gray eyes.
Goram conceives the idea that Ista's kiss might re-awaken Illvin from his sleep, as a she is a royina and a princess (Umerue) had caused his state.