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Artwork of Byron from Genealogy of the Holy War.






Grannvalean (Chalphy)


Duke of Chalphy

Starting class

Master Knight


Son, I'm sorry. My negligence has led to all the hardships you're currently facing.
— Byron, to Sigurd

Byron (Japanese: バイロン Vylon) was the Duke of Grannvale's House Chalphy until Grann 760, and the father of Sigurd and Ethlyn.


Highly renowned as both a politician and a warrior, Byron served with Ring of Yngvi as a direct advisor and confidante to Prince Kurth. At some point during his life, he somehow drew the ire of Duke Lombard of Dozel, whose utter hatred for Byron and the Chalphy family as a whole would drive him in later years.[1]

At the onset of the war with Isaach in Grann 757, Byron accompanied Kurth on the war's front lines as his right-hand man. Under their leadership, Grannvale won the war, but on the return trip the two were assaulted by Lombard, who assassinated Kurth; Byron survived but was severely injured and Tyrfing was broken, and he fled the scene and disappeared for a time afterward.[2] Lombard and Reptor, with Arvis's assistance, successfully framed Byron and Sigurd for the conspiracy to kill Kurth, prompting Sigurd to seek refuge in Silesse.

Byron reappeared near the Silesse border in Grann 760, seeking to deliver Tyrfing's remains to Sigurd. He was sighted by Lombard's subordinate Slayder at Lubeck Castle, their base in preparation to assault Silesse to apprehend Sigurd, who in response ordered an all-out assault to kill him before he could reach Sigurd. Upon reaching Sigurd, he handed over Tyrfing and told him of Lombard and Reptor's role in Kurth's death, then died from his wounds.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Byron acts as a partner unit in Chapter 5, appearing between Zaxon and Lubeck Castles. He will seek to talk to Sigurd to give him Tyrfing in its Broken Sword state, dying after doing so; if for whatever reason the player fails to talk to him with Sigurd and he survives, he will disappear from the map when Lubeck is seized and Sigurd will not receive Tyrfing.


Portrait byron fe04.png
Ma snes02 master knight partner.gif Master Knight
Level 30
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Movement 9
Max HP 20 Speed 19
Strength 19 Luck 7
Magic 14 Defense 19
Skill 19 Resistance 14
Inventory Skills
Broken Sword (Tyrfing)
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png FE4RankLance.png A FE4RankAxe.png A FE4RankBow.png A FE4RankStaff.png A
FE4RankFire.png A FE4RankThunder.png A FE4RankWind.png A FE4RankLight.png C FE4RankDark.png --

Personality and character

Byron was an honorable and wise man, highly respected by his peers (aside from Reptor and Lombard); Kurth valued his advice immensely, seeking it above all else on many matters.[3] For his part, Byron was always highly concerned about Kurth's welfare and that of the Belhalla royal family as a whole, particularly in light of the potential risk of the lineage dying if anything happened to Kurth.[4]


Battle quotes

Damn... so close...
— Byron, as a NPC in Chapter 5 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Sigurd... Sor... ry...
— Byron, as a NPC in Chapter 5 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Byron was featured on one TCG card.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Byron
No image available. Class: Master Knight Level 1 Cavalry Direct Attack
Energy: 6 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2 WLv.: FE4RankSword.pngFE4RankLance.png A FE4RankAxe.png A FE4RankBow.png A
Equip: Silver Sword Skills: CantoFollow-Up
Card #2-055Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources. Byron is a name whose most prominent bearer is George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, a renowned British poet in the Romantic art movement of the 18th century.



Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.



Officially romanized as Vylon. Corruption of Byron, as above.



  1. "Sigurd: You're too much, Lex... haha. Does Lord Lombard know you're here?
    Lex: Hell no! No offense, sir, but my father can't stand yours. No way in hell he'd consent to me helping the Chalphys
    " — Sigurd and Lex, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Well, Lord Byron was always seen at Prince Kurth's side. But since the murder, he's disappeared. I hate to say this, but... There's suspicion that your father committed the murder." — Claud, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "I believe they're put off by the way Prince Kurth goes to Lord Byron for everything." — Filat, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "I'm glad to hear His Highness made it through alright. My father sure worries about his safety. He fears the Royal Family's blood would be lost forever if anything were to happen to him." — Sigurd, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline