Gerand was a warrior of legend whose exploits were described in The Song of Gerand, as told by Brom. Gerand was a reluctant fighter who chose to take up arms with a hammer instead of a sword. Despite his dislike for fighting, he became the greatest warrior of his age. It is uncertain if Gerand actually existed or is merely a legendary figure. No mention of him is made in the series outside of references to the The Song of Gerand. This song inspired Roran, who was in some ways similar to Gerand, to wield a hammer as his weapon.