Gerard is a true Renaissance man–literally! He grew up in Flanders and France in what we now call the Renaissance period of European history. Gerard speaks six languages and is an expert with both the harquebus and rapier, the latter of which he studied in Bologna. Although he received a classical education, he doesn’t trust his wits in a pinch and leaves most of the planning to his trusted companion, Oludara.
Gerard first became fascinated with Brazil when his parents took him to see an amazing Brazilian Festival in Rouen. To commemorate the visit of King Henri II, a replica village had been built in the middle of the city, complete with real animals and natives shipped all the way from Brazil!
His dream is to live like Theseus and other Greek heroes of old, battling monsters and adventuring in strange lands. And the wild lands of Colonial Brazil provide just that opportunity!