At some point, Gill joined the keel life, taking cargo and sometimes refugees, down south or northwest.
In 321 NE, as part of Ashe's crew, Gill is aboard the keel that transports the Silver princess, Lyrisa, and a Red family pleading for passage on the docks of the Ohius river. Along the way, the keel is attacked by Orrian Cygnet who is trying to get Lyrisa back. With Ashe and the crew's help, they all manage to escape. Puzzled by Lyrisa's actions to save the Red boy, Ashe follows Gill's suggestion to keep the princess on their side either for help or to trade, and decides that they will continue helping Lyrisa, after transferring the four members of the Red family to another captain's boat.
When Orrian and his Silver nobles eventually catch up to them and attack his boat again, Gill helps put in motion the plan Ashe and the crew had previously discussed with Lyrisa and they explode the keel. Gill jumps into the water to survive the explosion and waits with Ashe and the crew on the bank of the river to see if there were any survivors, before they go into the market town.
Gill has more reason to hate Silvers than most, but he keeps his temper in check. Still, he keeps glaring at Lyrisa during the journey and is eager to get to the Gates to be rid of her. He does his job well.
Gill is a reedy man.
Gill is close friends with the three members of the keelboat, Big Ean, Riette and his captain, Ashe. They have each other's backs and he, along with the crew, constantly teases Ashe about him being "smitten" by Lyrisa.
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