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Gher was a young, preteen orphan who was caught by Althalus attempting to steal from their camp.

He was an exceptionally intelligent person, and often stunned other characters with his strange, incoherent but mostly correct ideas and plans. When Gher first joined the group, he was rough around the edges, but due to the influence of Dweia, Andine and Leitha he was cultivated. Gher often copied Althalus, in language and behaviour. Gher had a habit of creating new words.

Gher's word/task on the Knife was to 'Deceive', his ultimate goal being to deceive and defeat Khnom.

At the end of the story, Gher moves to live with Sergeant Khalor and his wife Alaia, where he is adopted.