House Byrch

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House Byrch
House Byrch.svg
Coat of arms Quarterly, gyronny white and black, a silver axe on green
(Quarterly, first and fourth gyronny white and sable, second and third vert, an axe silver)
Head Unknown
Region Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Byrch is a noble house from the crownlands. According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with quarterly, gyronny white and black, a silver axe on green.[1]


Lord Byrch came to King's Landing in 48 AC at the command of King Maegor I Targaryen.[2]

Ser Balon Byrch was a captain of the City Watch of King's Landing who became its commander after the death of Ser Luthor Largent.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Ser Balman Byrch is married to Falyse Stokeworth.[4] He attends the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister with his wife.[4] Bronn kills Balman in a duel.[5]

Brienne of Tarth and her companions see the corpses of the perpetrators of the raid on Saltpans hanged from trees. Among the dead are men with axes badges sewn on their breasts, presumably Byrch or Cerwyn men-at-arms who became broken men during the War of the Five Kings.[6]

House Byrch at the end of the third century

The known Byrches during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Historical members


  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: In the area of King's Landing
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 37, Brienne VII.