The two siblings moved to Ketterdam after their father died in a plowing accident. Hoping to one day become a successful merchant, Jordie searched for jobs in Ketterdam's financial district, eventually finding work as a runner for Jakob Hertzoon, a man who claimed to be a small-time merchant. After being led into a false business venture, Jordie was conned out of all the remaining money from the sale of his family's farm, which left the brothers living in poverty on the streets. Not long after that, they contracted the deadly plague going around Ketterdam. Jordie succumbed to the disease, but Kaz survived.
Personality and traits
Jordie's most notable flaw was a dangerous blend of ambition and arrogance. After Kaz asked why he did not plan to go to school with him in Ketterdam, Jordie explained that he was "too old and too smart" for it. This hubris was evident later when Jordie was quick to invest their money in what turned out to be scams.
Despite his failings elsewhere, Jordie is remembered in Kaz's mind as being a wonderful older brother. He is shown to be kind and caring towards Kaz by entertaining him around the city, buying nice food and gifts, and constantly reassuring him they would be alright when things went wrong.
Jordie looked very similar to his brother, both of them having lean builds, dark hair, and brown eyes.
|Main Characters||Kaz Brekker • Inej Ghafa • Jesper Fahey • Nina Zenik • Matthias Helvar • Wylan Van Eck • Kuwei Yul-Bo • Jan Van Eck • Pekka Rollins|
|Minor Characters||Joost • Anya • Emil Retvenko • Councilman Hoede • Geels • Bo Yul-Bayur • Per Haskell • Tante Heleen • Jordie Rietveld • Specht • Rotty • Jarl Brum • Cornelis Smeet • Adem Bajan • Colm Fahey • Aditi Hilli • Alys Van Eck • Marya Hendriks • Zoya Nazyalensky • Sturmhond • Genya Safin • Dunyasha Lazareva • Anika • Pim • Keeg • Roeder • Karl Dryden • Jellen Radmakker|
|Locations||Ketterdam • The Barrel • Hellgate • Ice Court • Djerholm • Black Veil Island • Kerch • Fjerda • Ravka • Novyi Zem • Shu Han • Wandering Isle|
|Groups||The Dregs • Dime Lions • Black Tips • Stadwatch • Grisha • Drüskelle • The Menagerie • House of the White Rose • Merchant Council • Council of Tides • Khergud Soldiers|
|Events||Hringkälla • Hellshow • Queen's Lady Plague • Komedie Brute|
|Miscellaneous||Jurda • Jurda parem • Kefta • Indenture • Djel • Ghezen|