King Byrne I

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A portrait depicting an artist's impression of King Byrne I.

King Byrne I was the king of Great Kourend, ruling for nearly 4 decades. Byrne, working as a farmer, one day witnessed a child working on the same field being murdered by a lizardman guard. Outraged, he singlehandedly killed the lizardman, having the whole town as a witness. Urging people to fight back, he started the revolt and within 7 days, the lizardmen were outnumbered and driven beyond the kingdom's grounds to the Kebos Lowlands. During the rebellion, the temple that surrounded the Dark Altar was demolished, further weakening the powers of Xeric and forcing him to exile, travelling west to Mount Quidamortem.

After the successful revolt against Xeric, Byrne was crowned king of Great Kourend on year 339 til 349, and ruled for three decades as King Byrne I, with his son King Byrne II ruling for another two decades after his father's.

Player can find Byrne's coronation speech in the Arceuus Library.


  • A portrait of King Byrne I can be found in Kourend castle, ground floor.
  • King Byrne I, along with other rulers of the Great Kourend, is mentioned in Timeline.


Predecessor Title Successor
Xeric Monarch of Great Kourend King Byrne II