Gordos the Collector is an Orange Skeith. He is one of the 12 heroes of Altador. He became a hero by saving his city from financial ruin. He posed as a merchant to Tormund and Roberta in Neopets: The Darkest Faerie.
Neopets: The Darkest Faerie
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Gordos disguised himself as Gord the merchant, who Tor and Roberta met on their quest to free the lands from the Darkest Faerie. The monsters did not like the look of his cart, and therefore did not go near it.
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The Collector's constellation was first released on 14 April 2006. The player finds a clue to the constellation's shape by examining an item that looks like a set of scales in either Exquisite Ambrosia, Illustrious Armoury, or Magical Marvels. Before the item will appear, the player has to set their Neopoint total on hand to equal the rate of inflation - ignoring the decimal point - that appears in these shops. The rate of inflation changes every few hours.
Book of Ages - Chapter 8, The Collector
When it comes to financial dealings, it is very easy for one's morals to slip, since greed is a very powerful and terrible desire. Those who can resist its call are greatly valued for their honesty. That is why Gordos, our Skeith tax collector, is always smiled upon--even when he comes to collect.
Before Gordos helped to found Altador, he served a city that severely taxed its citizens. He felt bad for taking such a large portion of everyone's earnings, but the governor insisted that every Neopoint was being put to good use and that high taxes were necessary to keep the city prosperous and growing.
Gordos took the governor at his word, but eventually he noticed that the city was falling into ruin. Crime had escalated, and many went to sleep hungry. Wondering why a city with so much tax revenue was not flourishing, Gordos went to talk to the governor. When he was denied entrance, Gordos pushed his way into the governor's home... and was shocked to see it lavishly decorated. Expensive art and exquisite rugs lined the rooms. Golden plates and goblets were set on a table with enough food for thirty townspeople.
Gordos clenched his teeth. So this was where the tax money had gone? To gold platters for the governor to dine upon while the people starved? Gordos confronted the governor, who attempted to bribe him, offering to share his riches if Gordos kept quiet. But Gordos would have none of that. He alerted the police, and had the governor removed from office. Gordos then sold the luxury items, returned the profits to the people, and reduced the tax rate to a fifth of what it had been.Word of Gordos's deeds soon came to the attention of King Altador, and before the next new moon, the brave tax collector was in the council of an honest leader.