Belor Hemlock is the sheriff of Sandpoint. He replaced the previous sheriff, Casp Avertin, who was killed by Chopper in 4702 AR. Originally a member of the Shriikirri-Quah tribe of Shoanti, Belor abandoned his heritage when he took on the role of sheriff, changing his last name from its native Viskalai to the Chelish translation of Hemlock, much to the dismay of his brother Garridan. Hemlock is romantically involved with the proprietor of Sandpoint’s local brothel, Kaye Tesarani, and though this is not public, it is not as secret an affair as either would like, and has further strained the sheriff’s relationships with his more conservative and traditional family members.