Tam is a character from The Wise Man's Fear. A mercenary of Crosson, a village near the Eld, Tam is described as having broad shoulders and a wild black beard. Kvothe and Tempi encountered him in the Laughing Moon, an inn in Crosson, while on a supply run for their search for the bandits in the Eld. After having a long argument with Tempi over the quality of the Adem mercenaries, Tam challenged him to a fight, gathering two people to fight alongside him, making Tempi outnumbered three to one. Despite this advantage, Tam, along with his wingmates, was easily defeated by the young Adem.