Herm was a farmer who was married to a woman named [Mary Beth] he found the book that Malphit Dooms wizard made and magically sent away when his tower was attacked. Herm activates accidentally the magic in the book, sending him to the Alterverse. Herm is then trapped by Malphit Doom and made his personal slave. Later on in the book Alterverse Saga Book I - Dark Home Herm is sent by Malphit Doom to follow the gamers Don, Hutch, Pat and Freya and Kord as they make their way to The Stone Gate to destroy the book, so he can get it back. Herm betrays the Gamers and activates the magic in the book going back home.