Stubborn, obstinate, aggravating, and a general pain in the... well. Gid
was never a very nice man, but the Myrdinn of this universe thought he
needed a second chance.
Gid has a significant resemblance to Myrdinn's own great-grandfather; in
more ways than just physical appearance.
It all started when a woman who eventually would be known as
stumbled into Gid's grandfather's world in a very explosive way. The story
she had to tell was an amazing one: that she had just come from the
future of that world when it was under invasion from a menace called
the Rikti (or, at least, a group that claimed to be the Rikti). Since magic was common
there (and the tricksters so
often associated with magic also common), she was dismissed almost as
soon as she opened her mouth as just another magical being attempting to
trick humanity into an unwise situation.
Few people believed this story... except a couple of Lockharts who were
a bit more paranoid than the rest. For nearly sixty years, they prepared
for this invasion. When the predicted invasion did
indeed appear to occur, they were (fairly) ready; and were able to push back the
invasion (being careful to make sure that causality was not blanked and
sending the incoming Caitlin from the Rikti world back in time).
However, this act sealed the doom of that world. Just as they were
pushing the invaders back into their last portal, the invaders pushed
back with a weapon Gid's people were totally unprepared against; the
resulting event wiped out most life on their world, and left the few survivors facing
certain extinction and starvation.
Gid, Caitlin, and
Aine made one last daring portal
jump to attempt to return to Caitlin's version of their world and escape the last
quiet death of that world. They succeeded in leaving that world, but did
not exactly land in one they recognized. The Myrdinn of the world they
arrived in welcomed his extra-dimensional kin into the clan of his
world, and promised to look for Caitlin's home dimension.