Leader of the Huntsmen
|Behind the scenes|
Piotr Masgard was the son of the Direktor of Arkangel and the leader of the Huntsmen in Predator's Gold. He was infamous throughout the Ice Wastes for his machiavellian tactics of capturing other cities and towns as prey for his own city. During an attack on the city of Anchorage, his ship the Clear Air Turbulence and his entire complement of Hunstmen were decimated by the efforts of Hester Shaw and the townsfolk. In the end, he met a bloody demise at the hands of Hester who hacked him to death.
Piotr Masgard was the leader of the Huntsmen of Arkangel. Whenever anyone told them were prey was, they would go to the town and either bring it to a stop or force it straight into Arkangel's jaws so that it could be devoured.
He first appeared in Airhaven where he was seen promising gold to merchants who would inform him on the whereabouts or coodinates of smaller cities and towns. Later in the book, Hester Shaw goes to Arkangel and tells him the location of Anchorage in order to get Tom back.
Masgard and his men go to Anchorage and take everyone prisoner while they are waiting for Arkangel to arrive. He takes Freya Rasmussen hostage in the ice palace. When Tom and Hester arrive the people Anchorage rebel against the Arkangel mercenaries and kill most of them while the surviving escape. Masgard calls out for his friends. He begs for mercy from Hester and trys to give her gold for his life. However she kills him anyway.
In Infernal Devices, one of the reasons why the people of Anchorage-in-Vineland disliked Hester was because she killed Masgard when there was no need for more deaths. Hester asserted that she was just standing up to "big people" like Piotr and Valentine.