Ordon was a Gelfling of the Stonewood Clan and the father of Rian. A veteran of the Arathim Wars, Ordon's skill in battle earned him the monikers "Spitter Slayer" and "hero of Stone-in-the-Wood". He became captain of the Castle Guard and served the Skeksis loyally until learning of their true nature through his son's revelations.

Biography Edit

Hero of the Arathim Wars Edit

Your leadership continues to impress, yes yes. Without it, your warriors would be reduced to nothing but the helmets they wear.

During the Arathim Wars, Ordon was considered Stone-in-the-Wood's best warrior, and was responsible for training recruits for the war effort. His skills were noticed by skekVar, who offered him the position of captain of the Castle Guard. After being informed of an imminent Arathim invasion of Stone-in-the-Wood, he was ordered by Maudra Vala to retrieve the Dual Glaive from the Tomb of Relics. Although skeptical of the Glaive's existence, Ordon complied, unaware that he had the maudra's young daughter Fara stowing away in his travelling pack.[1] Ordon eventually found the Dual Glaive and proved decisive in achieving victory during the First Battle of Stone-in-the-Wood. After the battle, he split the Glaive in half, entrusting one piece to Maudra Argot and hiding the other in the Crucible.[2]

Ordon accepted the offer of taking over the Castle Guard, and he and his wife Shoni subsequently had a child, Rian, whom he raised as a soldier rather than a son.[3] Nevertheless, the two bonded through hunting Fizzgigs together.[4]

Pursuing Rian Edit

Thirty trine after the Arathim Wars, he accompanied skekOk the Scroll-Keeper and skekLach the Collector on their trip to Ha'rar for a tithing ceremony, leaving Tolyn in charge of security rather than his own son, whom he deemed a "childling" for his lack of discipline.[5] After returning to the castle, Ordon was briefed on his son allegedly murdering Mira. He requested clemency from Emperor skekSo and asked to be given leave to find Rian. His request was granted, on condition that he did not share memories with him, ostensibly because his son had a sickness which spread through dreamfasting.[6]

Under the impression that the Skeksis would heal his son upon returning him to the Castle, Ordon went to Stone-in-the-Wood, where he informed Maudra Fara of his mission. When Rian arrived to beseech Fara, Ordon and Fara's guards tried to capture Rian only for him to resist arrest and escape.[7] Tracking Rian down, Ordon discovered his son dreamfasting with Naia, Kylan, and Tavra. Overcome with doubt, Ordon joined the dreamfast and realized the truth of Rian's claims that the Skeksis had themselves killed Mira and consumed her essence.[4]

Confronting the HunterEdit

Ordon's death

Ordon and skekMal in the field of Gobbles

Ordon and Rian departed for Ha'rar to warn All-Maudra Mayrin, but were pursued by skekMal the Hunter. Ordon had Rian run ahead as bait so that he could ambush the Skeksis while distracted. Although the surprise attack allowed Ordon to break part of skekMal's mask, the Hunter simply began utilizing his secondary arms to duel both Rian and Ordon simultaneously. After rapidly defeating father and son, skekMal nearly stabbed Rian until Ordon heroically launched himself at the Hunter, taking them both into the field of Gobbles which began to consume them both, killing Ordon.[4]

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References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Andelfinger, N., The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - The Quest for the Dual Glaive, #1, Archaia, USA, September 2019
  2. Age of resistance logo The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – "The Crystal Calls". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  3. Age of resistance logo The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – "By Gelfling Hand..." Netflix. August 30, 2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Age of resistance logo The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – "The First Thing I Remember Is Fire". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  5. Age of resistance logo The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – "End. Begin. All the Same." Netflix. August 30, 2019
  6. Age of resistance logo The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – "Nothing Is Simple Anymore". Netflix. August 30, 2019
  7. Age of resistance logo The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – "What Was Sundered and Undone". Netflix. August 30, 2019
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