The Elder Brother or elder brother is the senior contemplative brother at septries of the Faith of the Seven. At septries where brothers take vows of silence, only the Elder Brother and his proctors may speak.
A Storm of Swords
A septry in the riverlands is sacked repeatedly during the War of the Five Kings. Thinking its Elder Brother has hidden gold, a monstrous attacker orders his men to kill the contemplative brothers one by one.
A Feast for Crows
A septry near Maidenpool is attacked first by northmen and then by sellswords during the War of the Five Kings. Its elder brother hides some coins, and a pious dwarf takes the coins after the rest of his brothers are killed.