A dwarven member of the Black Swan, Ermete perished during the battle on Mount Everest during Everblaze. Several other dwarfs died during this battle, such as Irja and Kun. Other dwarfs were critically injured, such as Yegor, who was in "critical condition" during Neverseen and later died.
The Black Swan passed Ermete's former residence to Tam Song and Linh Song during Neverseen. Tam and Linh needed to be relocated to someplace with better living conditions; Tam and Linh were unable to reside in Alluveterre, as they had not yet sworn fealty to the Black Swan.