Brys Beddict was the youngest of the Letherii Beddict brothers the other two being Tehol Beddict and Hull Beddict. He was a Finadd of the Royal Guard and new to the title 'King’s Champion'.[1][2]

According to Tehol, Brys was a well muscled man under all his armour, although not as much as Hull.[3]

In Midnight Tides Edit

Beddict acted as the King's personal bodyguard, and became a close friend of Ceda Kuru Qan. During an expedition into a Hold that the Ceda sent him on, Brys encountered an underwater armored guardian, whom he defeated in a duel. The guardian was surprised by Brys' mercy and begged him to remember the names of the Gods written on the pillar which the guardian protected, to which Brys agreed.

During the Edur invasion, Brys was kept close to the King, while he watched the Ceda seemingly lose his mind over a period of time.

When the Edur breached the palace, the Ceda revealed that he had planned for this with the help of Mael. Qan, standing on a tile that was directly above the Cedance, channeled powerful magic which would have killed the Edur, had it not been for the intervention of Trull Sengar, who speared the Ceda and killed him.

When the Edur reached the throne room, Brys quickly and efficiently severed several of Rhulad Sengar's muscles and tendons during their duel, to ensure that he could not move a muscle which meant he could neither fight back nor die, the act of which would simply cause him to return to life. His job done, Brys accepted a goblet of wine to quench his thirst, unaware that it was poisoned wine which was already killing the King and the First Eunuch. Brys collapsed against the foot of the throne's dais, and died from the poison.

The guardian then entered the throne room, collecting Brys' body and putting Rhulad out of his seeming misery by killing him, not realizing that this would only cause Rhulad to have to go through the agony of coming back to life again. Prior to that, all of the Edur present, including Trull, had refused to kill Rhulad.

Spoiler warning: The following section contains significant plot details about Brys Beddict.

In Reaper's Gale Edit

Brys was resurrected and assigned by his newly crowned brother, King Tehol, to reform the Letherii Army.

In Dust of Dreams Edit

"And then Fiddler faced Brys. 'King of Life.' The card flashed out of his hand, glittering like a dagger, and Brys snatched a breath the instant before it struck, eyes closing - he felt the blow, but no where near as viciously as had the others, and nothing touched his breast. He opened his eyes to see the card hovering, shivering, in the air before him."
―When Fiddler read the Deck of Dragons[src]

Brys started a lengthy overhaul of the Letherii army, in concert with the Malaz 14th Army in Letheras. He accompanied the Bonehunters along with a detachment of the Letherii Army into the Wastes. He was also the object of Atri-Ceda Aranict's affections, feelings he came to reciprocate. He survived the battle with the K'Chain Nah'ruk.

Significant plot details end here.


War Council by Shadaan

War Council by Shadaan
Fictional meeting of (left to right): Brys Beddict The Finadd of the First Empire, Dassem Ultor The Malazan original First Sword, Krughava of the Perish, Onos T'oolan First Sword of the Imass, Fear Sengar, the Edur Warleader and the Mortal sword of Treach: Gruntle

"Sometimes, when nothing can be shared except regret, then regret must serve as the place to begin. Reconciliation does not demand that one side surrender to the other. The simple, mutual recognition that mistakes were made is in itself a closing of the divide."
―Brys Beddict talking about reconciliation with Tavore Paran[src]

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