Kord is a Steadholder in the Calderon Valley , he is a cruel and greedy man. A slaver and drunkard he tries to kill some of the other Steadholders to cover up his son's accused rape. He kidnaps and traps Isana and Odiana in a smoke house, then follows them to Garrison after they escape. In a warehouse during the battle he tries to kill Isana and Odiana, he is out matched and crippled after Isana pushes a large stack of crates on top of him. He is left there until Odiana and her compatriots force him to remove the slave collar, She then places a number of scalpes on him of the horse clan of Murate, so they eat him, alive, as is their custom in this case.
Kord is a fairly strong earthcrafter and firecrafter.
Kord uses his earthcrafting to bolster his strength and to move earth and stone into structures and attacks. Kord's earth fury takes the form of a large insectoid creature roughly resembling a scorpion. When Isana and Odiana were held captive in Kord's smoke house, Kord set his fury as a sentinel that would rise up out of the ground when provoked and attack any who tried to leave.