Syrio Forel
"Nine years Syrio Forel was First Sword to the Sealord of Braavos."
Syrio Forel[src]

First Sword of Braavos is a title held by the chief protector and champion of the Sealord of the Free City of Braavos.


Season 1

Syrio Forel mentions that he had previously spent nine years as the First Sword of Braavos during his first dancing lesson with Arya Stark. [1]

Season 4

In a conversation with Shireen Baratheon, Davos Seaworth mentions that he once almost got beheaded by a First Sword of Braavos, because he didn't care that Davos was a smuggler rather than a pirate.[2]

Known First Swords of Braavos

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the First Sword of Braavos is often chosen by the Sealord because he is the most observant of the Bravos (sword fighters), not necessarily because he is the most talented swordsman; therefore he is best able to protect him from threats both seen and unseen.

See also


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