Pronunciation: GAH-rehth BRIHN

Captain-General of the Queen's Guard in Andor and First Prince of the Sword to Queen Morgase. His sign is three golden stars, each of five rays. The sign of House Bryne is a bull wearing a collar of roses. The Bryne family estate and manor house are near Kore Springs.

Physical Description#

He is bluff faced and stocky. His hair is gray at the temples. He looks as strong and immovable as a rock. (TEotW,Ch40) His hair is thick with gray. (TFoH,Ch1) He has a square face. His dark hair is heavy with gray. (LoC,Prologue) He is stocky, graying and moderately tall with a broad face. (ACoS,Ch11)

Gareth and Siuan by Richard Boyé

Points of View#

See Gareth Bryne's chapter points of view.

Chronology (Possible Spoilers)#

Other References (Possible Spoilers)#

  1. In The Eye of the World
    1. TEotW,Ch35 - Basel Gill tells Rand and Mat that Bryne probably still remembers Thom.
    2. TEotW,Ch40 - Gareth Bryne served under three Queens of Andor and was Captain-General and First Prince Regent for two.
  2. In The Great Hunt
    1. TGH,Ch4 - Anaiya tells Moiraine that Morgase and Gareth Bryne still have control of Andor despite the dissention.
    2. TGH,Ch21 - Hearing Rand is from Andor, Caldevwin quizzes Rand about Gareth Bryne, hoping to catch him in a lie.
  3. In The Dragon Reborn
    1. TDR,Ch27 - If she disappears again with no word Elayne is afraid that Morgase might send Gareth Bryne and the whole army after her.
  4. In The Shadow Rising
    1. TSR,Ch8 - Elayne thinks Rand has a commanding presence like Gareth Bryne.
    2. TSR,Ch12 - Rhuarc reminds Elayne of Gareth Bryne. When he makes up his mind, not even her mother can dissuade him.
    3. TSR,Ch39 - Hearing that Thom was also Morgase' lover, Elayne is upset that her mother has bedded so many men including Gareth Bryne and Lord Gaebril.
  5. In The Fires of Heaven
    1. TFoH,Ch1 - After Gaebril sends her to her rooms, Morgase thinks of Gareth Bryne.
    2. TFoH,Ch19 - Morgase thinks of the men in her life including Gareth Bryne.
    3. TFoH,Ch27 - Arinvar and Nuhel report to the Salidar Aes Sedai that Gareth Bryne and twenty men are approaching Salidar.
    4. TFoH,Ch27 - The five great captains of the Westlands are Agelmar Jagad, Davram Bashere, Gareth Bryne, Pedron Niall and Rodel Ituralde.
    5. TFoH,Ch28 - Min has a viewing that Siuan and Bryne must stay close together or both will die.
    6. TFoH,Ch54 - Nynaeve starts a fight with Siuan by goading her about Bryne.
    7. TFoH,Ch56 - Morgase and her party look for Bryne at Kore Springs. He has already left, so they continue west.
  6. In Lord of Chaos
    1. LoC,Prologue -Gawyn recalls his oath to Gareth Bryne when he hears a rumor that Elayne is dead.
    2. LoC,Ch36 - Sheriam and her circle tell Egwene that Gareth Bryne is leading their army.
    3. LoC,Ch39 - Egwene threatens Mat telling him that Gareth Bryne and his army think that Mat and the Band of the Red Hand are Dragonsworn.
    4. LoC,Ch48 - Elayne scores points with Queen Tylin by apologizing for the presence of Bryne's army on Altara soil.
  7. In A Crown of Swords
    1. ACoS,Prologue - Tarna reports to the White Tower that he is leading the Salidar Aes Sedai army.
    2. ACoS,Ch8 - Egwene says they will camp for a day since Bryne has told her they are short of food.
    3. ACoS,Ch9 - Siuan throws things at him when she is angry.
  8. In The Path of Daggers
    1. TPoD,Ch6 - He taught Elayne to ride on the Trakand estate run by Master Hornwell.
    2. TPoD,Ch15 - Egwene realizes that Siuan is in love with Bryne.
    3. TPoD,Ch19 - Egwene wonders if Bryne is keeping Siuan working for him because he also loves her.
  9. In Winter's Heart
    1. WH,Ch26 - Egwene offers to send Elayne some of Gareth Bryne's troops, but Elayne declines.
  10. In Crossroads of Twilight
    1. CoT,Ch13 - When questioned about Birgitte not wearing a sword, Elayne answers with Gareth Bryne's quote that a general's army is his sword.
    2. CoT,Ch23 - Cadsuane notes that the Seanchan (People) are like the five great captains. When they lose a battle, they figure out what went wrong and adapt.
  11. In Knife of Dreams
    1. KoD,Prologue - As Galad fights Valda he recalls his training from Gareth Bryne and Henre Haslin.
    2. KoD,Ch1 - Siuan still cannot figure out her feelings for Gareth Bryne.
    3. KoD,Ch2 - Once the rebellion is quashed, Elaida intends to make Gareth Bryne Captain of the Tower Guard.
    4. KoD,Ch13 - Elayne wishes she had Gareth Bryne to lead her army but she knows Egwene needs him.
    5. KoD,Ch34 - Impressed with the military prowess of the army in Altara, Furyk Karede wonders if "Thom Merrilin" is a pseudonym for Gareth Bryne or Agelmar Jagad.
  12. In The Gathering Storm
    1. TGS,Ch4 - Gawyn and his Younglings scout Gareth Bryne's troops as they search villages near Dorlan.
    2. TGS,Ch13 - Gawyn no longer sends out raids as Gareth Bryne's search parties are getting too close to Dorlan.
    3. TGS,Ch20 - Consoling Mat on his marriage, Talmanes says that at least two of the great captains, Rodel Ituralde and Davram Bashere, are also married. Gareth Bryne is not. It is not clear if Agelmar Jagad or Pedron Niall were.
    4. TGS,Ch38 - In Tel'aran'rhiod, Egwene visits the rebel camp and can see Bryne's army camp surrounding it.
  13. In Towers of Midnight
    1. ToM,Ch5 - Chubain feels threatened after Bryne's army defeated his Tower Guards.
    2. ToM,Ch6 - Morgase does not understand why she banished Gareth Bryne.
    3. ToM,Ch21 - Morgase thinks that Thom and Gareth Bryne loved her, but not like Tallanvor.
    4. ToM,Ch41 - When the Shadowspawn attack, Galad leads the charge even though he knows that Gareth Bryne would stay back.
    5. ToM,Ch43 - Following advice from Bryne, Galad allows his men Healing if they chose.
    6. ToM,Ch44 - Morgase learned from Taringail that marriage is dangerous so she never made Thom or Bryne her official consort. Gaebril reinforced the danger.