|Age:||36 (at time of death)|
- "Join me, and we can ride together into glory forevermore. Oppose me, and be crushed. The choice is yours! I swear it by this sword, which belonged to my blessed ancestor!"
- —Gordius Highwind
Gordius Highwind was a general who initially worked for Kagetsu Aurelac de Maar Sul. Kagetsu had originally given Gordius a blade that had once belonged to King Cid Highwind and ordered him to take the Highwind surname and pretend to be a direct descendant of Cid in order to claim the throne of Verdane for himself. However, Gordius betrayed Kagetsu with the help of Taliesin and began a devastating war in the Second Age.