|Andromeda ~ Its Hour Come Round at Last|
Gerard is "Bloodmist" ~ a Magog. A high-ranking Magog onboard the Magog world ship who tries to convert Rev Bem back from Wayism. It's a rather heavy bit of Prosthetic acting.
And what's a Magog you ask? Magogs are a race of savage semi-intelligent killers, feared throughout the Known Worlds. Magogs have to eat fresh meat to sustain themselves and to lay eggs into sentient beings to procreate. Magog Worldship is a structure of 20 planets and an artificial sun, home to trillions of Magog and a grave threat to the Known Worlds.