The fifteenth King of D'ni.


Born in 2467, he was the third son of King Naygen and a member of the Guild of Stone Masons. He was extremely interested in the mining and construction technologies that were being pursued, and he was one of the strongest proponents for expansion within the cave system.

He took the throne in 2533 at the age of 66 and his first major accomplishment was the ordering of the construction of the new Guild of Miners' facility. The construction (2577 to 2580), marked the first use of extrusion in construction and work marked a much faster and more efficient means of building.

He was apparently very interested in pursuing better relationships with other cultures, often pushing for further interaction and increased trade. There had been strict regulations concerning imported goods and travel between Ages, but Hinash opened up the rules, and also pushed the cultural "rules" concerning relationships with those of non-D'ni blood. The effect upon the culture was grand: foreign materials were used much more in construction, as well as clothing and jewelry and foreign music and art influence began to show itself in the D'ni art of the day.

In 2704 his wife died giving birth to his fourth on, Needrah. In 2709 Hinash married a woman of non-D'ni blood. Up to that point, no one, most of all a King dared to marry and outsider, but the marriage was surprisingly met with little opposition, a sign of the relaxing attitude of the people toward the "outsiders". His second wife did not bear him a son; it was rather clear that despite the relaxed culture, the public did not want to even have to deal with the possibility of non-D'ni blood in the throne.

Each of Hinash's sons was a Guild Master, the oldest with the Miners, the second with the Stone Masons, the third with the Minor Guild of Architects, while Needrah was a member of the Sculptors.

Although Hinash strongly pushed for expansion within the cavern, he was not met with much enthusiasm at the time. However it set the foundation for great expansion that would occur under the reign of his son.

Hinash died in 2779 at the age of 312 leaving his fourth son to rule.