Artem is an older man living in the Northern Islands region.
He is a poor, Pyrrian farmer and enters the story on three separate occasions. Darsinians have often treated him disrespectfully, but he is resilient and has risen above that.
Prince Jadon learns his name when he and his friends give sacrificially to help Darsinians in need. As the book concludes, he learns he is greatly respected and not by just any Darsinian — but by the king of the land.