Balman Byrch

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Balman Byrch
House Byrch.svg
Title Ser
Allegiance House Byrch
House Stokeworth
Culture Crownlands
Died In 300 AC, at Stokeworth
Spouse Lady Falyse Stokeworth
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Ser Balman Byrch is a knight from House Byrch and the husband of Lady Falyse Stokeworth, the heir to Stokeworth.

Appearance

He has a thick blond mustache. His wavy blond hair is receding and he has a pot belly.[1]

History

He was once a renowned tourney jouster and in his youth was considered one of the most handsome knights.[2] He has been married to Falyse for ten years, though it is rumored that he shuns his wife's bed, preferring maidens.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Ser Balman Byrch attends the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister with his wife, Falyse.[1]

Queen Regent Cersei Lannister asks Ser Balman to ensure the death of his good-brother, Bronn, after Bronn gives the bastard child of his wife Lollys Stokeworth the name Tyrion, after Tyrion Lannister.[2] Although Cersei suggests that Bronn should suffer a mortal mishap,[2] the chivalrous Balman challenges Bronn to a duel instead, believing the former sellsword's lack of experience on horse will ensure his victory. However, Bronn drives his lance through the chest of Balman's horse, causing the horse to fall and crush Balman's legs. Putting a knife in Balman's eye, Bronn threatens Balman's wife Falyse into leaving the castle. Having been promised mercy by Bronn, Balman confesses to having been sent by the Queen Regent.[4]

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