Cords is a sergeant in Gareth Bryne's army.
He is a heavyset man. His chin is bristling with red hair.
When Gawyn Trakand first enters Bryne's camp he asks to see Bryne himself. Cords tells him to go see Captain Aldan who is in charge of recruits. Gawyn refuses and engages Cords and a number of his men in a sword fight and defeats them all. Bryne arrives on the scene and rebukes Cords for not sending Gawyn straight to him.