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“Ooooh... I've only... (pant..) a little strength left in me. Sigurd... I must get the Holy Tyrfing to you!”

Byron is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the Duke of Chalphy and commander of the Grünritter in the First Generation of the game, and the father of Sigurd and Ethlyn. He is a close adviser of Prince Kurth, and is often counseled by King Mananan of Isaach. Byron joins Prince Kurth during the Isaachian-Grannvaleian War, but when Prince Kurth is assassinated, he is blamed for said death by Lords Reptor and Lombard, which led to the Battle of Belhalla. In Chapter 5, he appears as an NPC unit, managing to evade arrest after suffering heavy injuries. With the last of his strength, Byron manages to bestow the Tyrfing sword on Sigurd before succumbing to his injuries.


Base Stats[]

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Master Knight NPC (M)Master KnightBaldo Holy BloodMajor Holy Blood IndicatorBaldur
1020191419197191491FE4 Leadership Star3,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
PursuitPursuitFE4 SwordSword - FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)
FE4 LanceLance - A
FE4 AxeAxe - A
FE4 BowBow - A
FE4 FireFire - A
FE4 ThunderThunder - A
FE4 WindWind - A
FE4 LightLight - C
FE4 StaffStaff - A
BrokenswordBroken Sword


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

In order to receive the Tyrfing from Byron, time is of the essence. Silvia should be used to move the player's strongest units to the northeastern corner of Zaxon Castle in order to clear out the enemies blocking Sigurd's path to Byron. When this is done, Sigurd should be close enough to ensure that Byron will be able to reach him on the second turn. Nothing can be done to save Byron's life even if a healer manages to heal him, as the game is programmed in such a way that he will always die after speaking to Sigurd and passing on the Tyrfing sword.


“Damn... so close...”
—Byron's battle quote
“Sigurd... Sor.. ry...”
—Byron's death quote


Genealogy of the Holy War (Mitsuki Oosawa)[]

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL7 414
CYL Byron Portrait
Genealogy of the Holy War


Byron is a name derived from biron. It is often associated with the famous English poet Lord Byron.


  • If the player is fast enough, it is possible to heal Byron with any one of the available healers. If battle animations are turned on when this is done, his in-battle sprite can be seen, which is observed to possess blue hair, much like Sigurd does.
  • Oddly, Byron's battle quote can be contradictory as he may survive the round of combat, and his battle quote implies that he'll die from said round of combat.