"It might be as I'm repairin' kettles to pay for yesterday's mead, but I still got me pride as a master weaponsmith."
A Highlander of fifty-one years, Gerolt is Eorzea's premier weaponsmith. It was he who forged Frenzy, a treasured blade of the Coliseum, and there was a time when people would flock from the far corners of Hydaelyn to commission the man with the creation of everything from baghnakhs to blunderbusses.
Gerolt, however, has fallen far since. It all began when he was young and in his cups. He had a heated exchange with his forgemaster, bludgeoned him, and was promptly thrown out. Thereafter, he took to the road, traveling the realm and earning his keep day to day as a wandering craftsman.
At present, much of the limitless prestige of his youth is gone, and he makes and mends kettle upon kettle just to pay off the previous night's excesses at the local tavern. Nonetheless, Gerolt's abilities remain sharp as the day he set off, and some have speculated that he merely wants for a chance to create legendary weapons once again.