|Last Exile character|
Keeper of the Hamilton Mysterion
|Notable relatives||Alvis E. Hamilton (granddaughter)|
James Hamilton towered above the previous Maestros. He brought stability to the Guild and his decisions as Maestro were continually praised. However, Maestro James' increasing age began to show and his influence began to gradually decline. After Delphine Eraclea turned 13, the elderly Maestro James was imprisoned and, upon his death, Delphine took the position of Maestro from him.