Sir Gilles de Léonois is the vassal of Lyon and leading representative of Stroudfell in the well-established Hawkblade Legion. A man of unwavering fealty, Gilles is considered to be the King of Stroudfell's most trusted knight due in part to the long history of his house's continued lineage. His position among the king's court has attributed to his rank as leader of the Hawkblade Roundtable as well as his unofficial designation as Gilles the Faithful within the realm of Stroudfell.
As a member of the long-standing Warden Order, Gilles retains a mastery of the Longsword. His skill in defensive techniques is considered to be particularly noteworthy; Gilles' formidable stances, in conjunction with his highly respected and feared coat of arms, have afforded him the moniker of The Black Rook by many a friend and foe.