A wisecracking, gold-crazy Crystal Bladesman with a good heart and a quick sword. Part of Snow's band

The bladesman Byrch is making a name for himself, most recently as a member of Snow's rebel command. Warlord Wither has set a bounty on his head great enough to make up for every purse Byrch has lifted off the fallen soldiers of the Necropolis Sect. Rumor claims Wither established the bounty after Byrch robbed two of Wither's nightblade-scouts, letting them live only on condition that they deliver this message: "You should pay your warriors better. I have standards to maintain."