Adam Scattergood Nat Parson's apprentice. In Runemarks, he is the Malbry village bully. He harming others in petty but quite bothersome ways, especially Maddy Smith, an easy target. He relishes practical jokes and messing things up, but always manages to land the blame on other people. He despises Dream.

Adam's mother, Mrs. Scattergood, runs the Seven Sleepers Inn; a very proper establishment. His uncle, Dorian, is a farmer.

At the end of Runemarks, he ends up with Mimir in his head. This becomes very important in Runelight, and eventually ends up with his death.