Bryen was a follower of Saul D'Alessio, during the events of The Rise of the White Mantle. The necromancer fought against the charr in the decisive battle north of the small town of Demetra to protect his family living there. He was killed by his gods right after the battle.
Bryen had a wife, a son and two daughters.
"The White Mantle reveals the true way to righteousness. I must walk that path."