Sir Norris is the Battlemaster of Seacliff Fief, where Will is stationed as a Ranger during The Sorcerer in the North and The Siege of Macindaw.


In The Sorcerer of the North, he is a very lenient Battlemaster and the training in his Battleschool is lacking in intensity and regularly. Gundar Hardstriker, a Skandian Skirl, arrives looking for supplies. After Will narrowly avoids a violent confrontation and sends them off with fresh supplies and a new slave, Norris realizes that he needs to work on training his apprentices better, so that Seacliff can actually defend itself from attacks. The quality of his Battleschool improves dramatically following the event.