Gerald is the “leader” (for lack of a better word) of the settlement of Lancaster Junction. The town has no real mayor or lord, but when things go downhill people look to him for help and answers. He’s a portly man, not the biggest or strongest in town, but he keeps his cool and makes reasonable decisions so he’s the go-to guy. Our heroes met him in less than favorable circumstances, when Lancaster was under seige by a trio of demonic beasts somewhat resembling hounds. He asked for their help, and once they killed the creatures he told them what he knew about Jacinth and the war. He confirmed what the letter to Aaron had implied – Jacinth was indeed using monsters to attack settlements and bolster their armies. He also told them of a rumor that there was some dissent between the King of Jacinth and some of his relatives that he didn’t consider to be pure-blooded nobility.