Gershom had long and ragged white hair, with a matching mustache. He wore fringed leather clothing, and carried a black sword with a red pommel.
Whilst on a solitary wilderness trek, Gershom fell into a seemingly bottomless hole. After falling for several hours, he landed in a pond. Upon exploring his surroundings, he ascertained that he had accidentally traveled to a less developed plane of existence.
- It is unclear whether Gershom was originally from Toril and found himself transported somewhere more primitive, or if he was from a more developed world and traveled to Toril.