Dashiell Gordain
Aliases Lord Dashiell Gordain
Gender Male
Age Unknown
Status Deceased
Hair color Unknown
Eye color Unknown
Occupation Unknown
Appearances 999 (mentioned)
"Alice sleeps in a small chamber past the forest of knowledge, beneath the navel of the Gigantic."
— Gordain, to his friend on the location of All-Ice

Lord Dashiell Gordain was the creator of the original Nonary Games.


He was a survivor of the Titanic's sinking, and according to Seven, he later became obsessed with purchasing everything Titanic-related because of that trauma.

Allice for auction

Alli-ice at an auction.

Gordain bought All-ice on the black market in New York in 1912.

He purchased the Gigantic in 1916 after it nearly sank in World War I. He would take young Englishmen who had accumulated massive debts and force them to play the Nonary Game. Gordain used the Nonary Games for gambling among his millionaire friends, who bet money on who would survive or die. The losers would burn in the incinerator as a sacrifice during the ceremony while wearing strange ceremonial red and black robes. 

After many years of Nonary Games, he died in 1931 from an unknown cause, but his successors (like Gentarou Hongou) continued the Nonary Games. Also, he had died without telling anyone the exact location where All-ice was, although he had told one close friend a hint that "Alice sleeps in a small chamber, deep beneath the navels of the Gigantic".


  • The ceremonial robes Gordain had the sacrificed victims wear contain the symbol of Free the Soul; in Zero Time Dilemma, it is revealed that Free the Soul started in 1930, one year before Gordain's death and although it is unknown if he joined the organization, he probably did.