Jordan (Jordie) Rietveld was the older brother of Kaz Brekker. Jordie grew up on a farm in southern Kerch with his father and younger brother.

Appearance Edit

Jordie looked very similar to his brother, both of them having lean builds, dark hair, and brown eyes.[1]

Personality Edit

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.


The two siblings moved to Ketterdam after their father died in a plow 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.

Memorable Quotes Edit

Six of CrowsEdit

  • “The city is winning so far. But you’ll see who wins in the end.”
  • "Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man."[2]


  1. Leigh Bardugo Tumblr
  2. Jordie says this in Kaz's imagination; it is unclear if this is something Jordie actually said while alive, or simply Kaz's imagining of what Jordie might have said in his current situation.
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Six of Crows
Main Characters Kaz BrekkerInej GhafaJesper FaheyNina ZenikMatthias HelvarWylan Van EckKuwei Yul-BoJan Van EckPekka Rollins
Minor Characters JoostPer HaskellJarl BrumTante HeleenBo Yul-BayurJordie RietveldCouncilman HoedeGeelsSpechtEmil RetvenkoAnyaCornelis SmeetZoya NazyalenskySturmhondDunyasha LazarevaOnkle FelixRaskeGenya Safin
Locations KetterdamHellgateIce CourtDjerholmKerchRavkaNovyi ZemShu HanFjerdaWandering Isle
Groups The DregsGrishaDrüskelleThe MenagerieBlack TipsMerchant CouncilHouse of the White Rose
Events HringkällaHellshowQueen's Lady PlagueKomedie Brute
Miscellaneous JurdaJurda ParemKeftaIndentureDjelGhezen