Gordon resembles his brother, Joseph, except that Gordon has extremely long arms and legs. At one point he is described as “the spidery man.” As a result, he was banished from Waknuk and cast out into the Fringes. Gordon believes that, as the first-born Strorm, he should be in charge of Waknuk instead of Joseph. David first meets Gordon as a young child, when Gordon is taken hostage in a Fringe attack on Waknuk. Later, when David escapes to the Fringes, Gordon captures David, Rosalind, and Petra, and holds them hostage to provoke an attack by the Waknukians. Gordon wants to have children with Rosalind, but he is in a relationship with Sophie. Gordon is extremely vengeful and bitter and kills his own brother in battle.
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...with Rosalind and learns that she and Petra are being kept in a tent near Gordon’s. He enlists Sophie’s help in retrieving them before Gordon returns. Sophie goes to Gordon’s tent... (full context)