Gell Lendon is an exiled noble from Ferelden. Gell is the half-brother of Edgehall’s former Arl, Fergus Lendon, exiled for plotting against his brother years ago. Gell is craven, treacherous, and possesses an inflated view of his own importance.
On the eve of the Fifth Blight, Gell returns home to secure his birthright. While it’s true he has some claim to those lands, he is unpopular and these claims are unlikely to be upheld by the crown unless he acquits himself very well. By bringing in Orlesian mercenaries led by disgraced Chevalier Marcel Corbin to occupy Edgehall, he’s not off to a good start.
Gell isn’t much for fighting, preferring to leave that to Marcel Corbin and his men. If it wasn’t for his allies, he couldn’t take Edgehall and has no hope of holding it. Gell has levied all his support and wealth to pay and gather his army. If he loses Edgehall and these forces he’s unlikely to get any more help. Gell's general unpopularity coupled with his acidic unlikable personality even begins to wear on Marcel after a while.
If Gell perishes before Marcel Corbin & his troops are paid for their services: Following Gell's death, Marcel produces Gell's fake "son", a five-year old orphan with a passing resemblance to Gell Lendon, to be used as a pretext for continuing the occupation of Edgehall in order to somehow turn the situation profitable again.
Gell waits behind while Marcel Corbin leads his troops against the combined forces of his rebellious nobility, Bann Bryton, Bann Lanya, Bann Kail, Bann Parth and the mercenary companies led by Alora and Fallon.
When news arrives of the Darkspawn swarm approaching Edgehall, only Gell protests insisting it is only a trick to rob him of his rightful title.
If no other actions are taken: Marcel has Gell thrown in a prison cell.
If the nobles insist on Gell being punished: Gell is executed at the request of the assembled bannorn, while his mercenary allies look on with indifference.
If Gell survives: The assembled Banns may agree to allow Gell to retain his title, in exchange for paying the full cost of hiring Fallon and Alora's troops and a host of other concessions for their own bannorns. Deprived of his mercenary allies, Gell is forced to let his nobles rule through him and is reduced to a mere figurehead.