Haymarket Hector
Hector, aura
Underlord of the Scion Citadel of London
Vital statistics
Full name: Haymarket Hector
Residence: The Devil's Acre, I-1
Species: Human
Clairvoyance type: Soothsayer: Macharomancer
Gender: Male
Hair color: Dark
Organization: The Unnatural Assembly
Allies: The Underbodies
Enemies: The Seven Seals
First appearance: The Bone Season

Hector Grinslathe (unknown – 2059), also known as Haymarket Hector, was Underlord of clairvoyant crime syndicate of the Scion Citadel of London until his murder in September 2059. He was the leader of the Unnatural Assembly and was based in the Devil's Acre in I Cohort, Section 1. His subordinates were known as the Underbodies, who were rivals of the Seven Seals, and his mollisher was Cutmouth. Due to his laziness and cruelty Nick Nygård called him "the worst Underlord the citadel has ever seen". Hector was a macharomancer, a kind of soothsayer that uses knives. 



Little is known of Hector's history. It is suggested that he might have killed the last Underlord, Jed Bickford,[1] but Jaxon Hall disagrees with this idea. After Bickford and his mollisher were murdered Hector won the third scrimmage and became Underlord himself. 

Reign as UnderlordEdit

After winning the scrimmage, Hector took up residence in the Devil's Acre, the traditional home of the Underlord, where he gathered a large collection of spirits, including the London Monster. His reign was corrupt, full of beatings and murders and he ignored the many problems facing the syndicate, including the arrival of Senshield. At some point he took Chelsea Neves as his mollisher. Although she thought the best of him, he mutilated her face with one of his knives, leaving her with a distinctive scar and the nickname Cutmouth.

Physical appearanceEdit

Paige Mahoney describes Hector with "a scabrous nose, broken rods of teeth, and eyes threaded with blood vessels". On top of his greasy dark hair, he wears a bowler hat.


Hector is the Latinized form of the Greek Hektor which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess"[2].