#AtoZChallenge, Day 7: Grond

GGrond is one of the three main characters of the Benevolence Archives series.  Grond is Brazel’s partner and the co-pilot of the Nameless.  He is Rhundi Tavh’re’muil’s most valued employee, and in fact was working for her before either of them met Brazel.

Grond is a halfogre, standing fully 2.4 meters tall, and has the massive build and powerful musculature typical of halfogres.   A lifetime’s experience as a warrior and pitfighter has left his skin covered in scars, and much of what is not scarred is tattooed.  He is skilled with a wide variety of melee and projectile weapons, but his favorite is an Iklis sniper’s longbow he has named “Angela.”

Despite his appearance, Grond is much more of an intellectual than Brazel, having used his spare time during his employment with Rhundi to catch up on the education he lacked as a child.  He enjoys playing chess and loves reading to a degree that is occasionally distracting.  He has a pair of entirely unnecessary reading glasses that he wears as an affectation.

In the inevitable Benevolence Archives movie, Grond will be played by Nathan Jones, who played Rictus Erectus in Mad Max: Fury Road.  Seriously, make this guy taller, tinge his skin yellow, and slap some tattoos on him and that’s exactly what Grond looks like:


My theme for this year’s A to Z challenge is my series The Benevolence Archives.  You can learn more about the series by going to the Amazon page for Volume 1 here or add it to a Goodreads shelf here.  

Previously: Fahrhad.