Hamel was initially a small happy and lively village that had occasional contact with Ravennue Village until it was completely destroyed and its inhabitants indiscriminately slaughtered by a group of Jaeger dropouts. The attack on the village was then used as a excuse for Erebonia to invade Liberl and became the start for the Hundred Days War.
Only three of the villagers had escaped and survived; Joshua, Leonhardt and Johan, although the latter changed his name, so most people often acknowledge Joshua and Leonhardt as the only two survivors.
Following the Hundred Days War, both the Erebonian and Liberlian governments decided to keep the incident under wraps, blocked access to Hamel and ordered both Joshua and Leonhardt, along with any other potential survivors that may have been missed, to keep quiet about the incident. The village was not rebuilt, but both Joshua and Leonhardt built a grave for Karin on a hill overlooking the village.
Karin's grave also served as an impromptu grave for Leonhardt following his death in SC, where Joshua laid his sword, Kernviter, as a memento. Many people who knew Leonhardt (or his aliases) would also visit the grave from time to time to pay their respects.
- Mayor and his wife
- Karin Astray
- Joshua Astray
- Unnamed parents of Karin and Joshua
- Parents of Johan, Jan and Emilia
- The name of the village is called "HARMEL" on the road sign at the entrance to the village in Trails of Cold Steel III.