EWoT: Lir Baryn

Lir Baryn is a high noble of Andor and High Seat of House Baryn. The sign of House Baryn is the silver Winged Hammer.


He is a slender man and is given to frowning.


He was one of the nobles who didn't support Morgase Trakand when she assumed the throne after the Succession, and was forced to swear fealty to her afterwards.


He was one of the nobles who hung around Lord Gaebril in the Throne Room of Andor. After Gaebril's demise he fawned over Rand al'Thor.

He flees Andor when both Elenia Sarand and Naean Arawn who had proclaimed themselves for the Lion Throne when Rand had been kidnapped by the White Tower Aes Sedai, are imprisoned by Dyelin Taravin.

He joined Arymilla Marne's forces and laid siege to Caemlyn.

Lir and his armsmen ride with the army when Arymilla mobilizes her entire force and attacks the Far Madding Gate. Arymilla's army is hit behind by half of Elayne's force and in the end Arymilla's army surrenders. Lir is brought before Elayne Trakand and publicly throws his support behind her.

He is present at the meeting with the neutral High Seats and Elayne. There, they throw their support behind Elayne giving her the required Houses she needs to obtain the Lion Throne[1].

Lir is furious at the loss of Caemlyn and wants to mount an attack to take it back immediately. He is finally convinced by Elayne to wait as the losses to their armies to take the city back would be significant. Elayne gives him permission to view Caemlyn from afar.


  1. Knife of Dreams, Chapter 35