Gest is the father of Ayna, Gair and Ceri, the three protagonist children of Power of Three. He is the leader of the town Garholt, and shown to be a cheerful, extrovert and easygoing person. He does not get along very well with his son Gair, who is none of those things.
Gest is married to Adara, whom he won by solving three quests. This romantic and fairy-tale like way of getting a wife has caused many in Garholt to consider him quite a hero.