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Name: Gesler

Pseudonyms: unknown

Age: unknown

Race: human, Falari

Appearance: see below

Warren: none

Further info: Ascended. Once a captain in the Malazan Empire. Held the position of Orb in the The Deck of Dragons. Mortal Sword to the K'Chain Che'malle

Physical Description


'...a corporal by the sigil on his surcoat...Beneath the dull tin sigil was a larger stain, where the surcoat's dye was unweatered - the man had once been a sergeant. To match his frame, the corporal's face was flat and wide, evincing north Kanese blood somewhere in his ancestry. His head was shaved, showing razor scars, some still blotted with dried blood.' - (DG, UK MMPB, p.231)


After the warren of Telas (Tellann)


After guiding the Rippath through the Nascent they escaped Kurald Emurlahn with the help of Kulp through a warren of fire (Tellas probably rather than Tellan). Both he and Stormy appeared to have been "gilded" after this experience and are on the verge of ascendancy.


One of the men beneath the awning, his face and forearms a strangely burnished bronze hue, rose from the coil of rope he’d been sitting on and stepped out. - (DG UK TPB. p.475)


Gesler got no further as Coltaine’s fist lashed out and caught the corporal flush on the nose. The marine’s head snapped back, his feet leaving the ground. He fell on his back with a heavy thud. Coltaine wheeled around, clutching his hand as if he’d just connected with a stone wall.

Sormo stepped forward and grasped the Fist’s wrist to examine the hand. ‘Spirits below, it’s shattered!’

All eyes swung to the supine corporal, who now sat up, blood gushing from his nose.

Both Nil and Nether hissed, lurching back from the man. Duiker grasped Nether’s shoulder and pulled her around. ‘What is it, lass? What’s wrong—’

Nil answered, his voice a whisper. ‘That blood – that man has almost ascended!’ - (DG UK TPB, p.482)


Beak : "Gesler and Stormy, they’re the Falari ones, but with skins of gold and muscles and all that, the ones who were re-forged in the fires of Tellann.  Telas, Kurald Liosan, the fires, the ones dragons fly through to gain immunities and other proofs against magic and worse.  Yes, they’re there, too.”(RG)




"'Watch your tongue, lest you keep walking backwards.'

The soldier blinked. 'Backwards?'

'Sergeant, then corporal - you bucking for private now?" - (DG, UK mmpb, p.231)


"'Could've used one of these when I was a drill sergeant,' he said with a tight grin." - (DG, UK mmpb, p.338)


"'I know you by reputation, Gesler. Once a captain, then a sergeant , now a corporal. You've got your boots to the sky on the ladder-'" - (DG, UK mmpb, p.671)


' He says so many things I can’t remember them all. He’s been right plenty of times, I think. I’m sure of it, in fact. Almost sure.’ Tugg faced Strings. ‘He says you were in Onearm’s Host. And the Empress wants your head on a spike, because you’ve been outlawed.’

The man then turned to Gesler. ‘And he says you and your corporal, Stormy, are Old Guard. Underage marines serving Dassem Ultor, or maybe Cartheron Crust or his brother Urko.' - (HoC UK MMPB, p.641)


As Shield Anvil to the K'Chain Che'Malle


 This Mortal Sword and his words impressed Gu'Rull, insofar as these soft humans could do so; but then, neither the one named Gesler nor the one named Stormy were truly human.  Not anymore.  The aura of their presence was almost blinding to the Shi'gal's eyes.  Ancient fires had forged them.  Thyrllan, Tellann, perhaps even the breath and blood of the Eleint. (DoD)


They've been snatched.  Right out from the middle of a whole damned army.  Gesler. Stormy.  Why them?  Oh don't be obtuse, Fid.  They were annealed in the Forge of Thyrllan.  Ascendants both. (DoD UK HC p.?)


"She shifted slightly and pointed at Stormy. 'He Shield Anvil.' Then she pointed at Gesler. 'You Mortal Sword.'" - Destriant Kalyth - (DoD, US mmpb, p.1168)


"'We got us a destiny. Right here. Right now. She's Destraint and you're Shield Anvil and I'm Mortal Sword-'

'Wrong way round,' Gesler snarled. 'I'm the Mortal Sword-'

'Good. Glad we got that settled.'" - (DoD, US mmpb, p.1170)


"'Listen Ges, I really have no idea what it is  a Shield Anvil's suppsed to do.'

'You're a giant pit everyone bleeds into, Stormy.' - (DoD, US mmpb, p.1239)


"'Go on, Ges, go hide your K'ell, I've got it here.'

'See you when it's done Shield Anvil.'

'Aye, Mortal Sword.' - (DoD, US mmpb, p.1254)


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