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Watchmaster Bryce Feelid is a genderfluid[1] half-elf guard. They served as a watchmaster for the Crownsguard in Alfield. As an NPC, they are played by Matthew Mercer.



They have elven features, shoulder-length blond hair, were adorned in somewhat ornate armor with a helmet when the party first encountered them, and wielded a morning star in battle. [2]




When the Mighty Nein arrived in Alfield, Bryce was in their fourth year as Watchmaster of Alfield.[3] Bryce had at one point spent three years in the West Outersteads of Zadash, and it was from there that they had joined the crownsguard and been sent to Bladegarden for training.

Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein[]

Arc 1: Come Together[]

"The Open Road" (2x05)
While exchanging volleys with the gnolls during the attack on Alfield, Watchmaster Bryce sustained injuries to their midsection and thigh area. Hunkered down behind a wall with four crownsguard, they received medical attention, cursing in pain through gritted teeth as bandages were applied to their wounds.

Seeing the party approaching, weapons out and able-bodied, Bryce recruited the party to dispatch the gnolls, promising compensation at a rate of 30 gold pieces per gnoll ear. After the battle, Bryce paid the party for their aid and arranged for their night's lodging at the Feed and Mead Tavern, guaranteeing that their stay would be paid for as long as they were helping deal with the aftermath of the gnoll attack.

"The Howling Mines" (2x06)
After discussing the events that led up to the gnoll attack and discussing information that they had acquired about the gnolls from research and scout reports, Watchmaster Bryce tasked the party to go out and save the people abducted during the attack. Bryce offered to pay 30 gold pieces per set of gnoll ears, 25 gold per survivor rescued and 10 gold for each dead villager recovered for families to bury.[4]

Arc 2: The Bad Guys[]

"Beyond the Boundaries" (2x32)

Bryce Feelid by Rose

Fan art of Bryce Feelid, by Rose.[art 2]

After returning to Alfield, the Mighty Nein caught up with Bryce. They introduced Bryce to Caduceus Clay, informed them about Mollymauk's departure and went drinking to hear about how Alfield was recovering and how the war was going.

Arc 3: The Bright Queen's Favor[]

"Homeward Bound" (2x48)
Briefly passing through Alfield, the Mighty Nein spoke with Bryce. They informed Bryce about the recent attack on Felderwin. Bryce seemed worried about Alfield's safety given its close proximity to Felderwin, but hoped the Xhorhasians would ignore it due to its small size and lack of tactical advantage to the Dwendalian Empire.

"A Game of Names" (2x49)
The Mighty Nein needed a safe place for Edith and Luc to move to. They settled on Alfield where Bryce was still serving as Watchmaster. Jester used Sending to contact Bryce, telling them that two people were incoming: a woman and a child, and asking Bryce to take care of them. Bryce agreed, but asked them not to send too many more.

"Domestic Respite" (2x62)
While in Rosohna, Jester contacted Bryce through a Sending spell. She asked about the possibility of them transporting Luc Brenatto to Marion Lavorre in Nicodranas. Bryce explained that they were still watching over Luc and Edith, but that they have responsibilities in Alfield. They did offer to send them to Nicodranas on their own, but the Mighty Nein decided against this plan.

Arc 4: Swords and Angels[]

"Between the Lines" (2x78)
While travelling through Alfield on their way to Zadash, the Mighty Nein learned that Bryce was no longer located in Alfield, having been relocated to Bladegarden to aid in the war effort.


In a post-campaign tweet, Matt Mercer confirmed that Bryce survived the war and was glad to be back to smaller townships and challenges after the stress of wartime.[5]


Bryce Feelid - Zoe Roellin

Fan art of Bryce Feelid in Alfield, by Zoe Roellin.[art 3]

Starosta Kosh[]

Watchmaster Bryce didn't like the "Dwendalian political bullshit"-type decisions that Starosta Kosh made in the aftermath of the gnoll attack.

Claudia Sheed []

Claudia was Bryce's friend from their time living in Zadash. She used to own a tavern called The Leaky Tap.

Character information[]

Notable items[]

  • Somewhat ornate armor with a helmet [6]
  • Morning star [7]


Unless otherwise noted, the following abilities are assumed from standard Dungeons & Dragons materials:

Half-elf abilities[]

  • Darkvision
  • Fey Ancestry
  • Skill Versatility


  • "Fucking Dwendalian political bullshit. We've needed a more trained guard here for weeks, especially with Xhorhas bleeding into the valley, but we're far too south to matter. Any request has been declined due to all necessary forces being needed at the garrisons by Brokenveil. If they were doing their jobs at the Bluffs, we wouldn't have so many reports of violent beasts in the valley in the first place, but here we are. At least I've gotten approval for a bit more cash."[8]
  • (in response to the request to care for Old Edith and Luc) "All right. I'll do my best. Please don't send too many more?"[9]

Appearances and mentions[]


  1. Matthew Mercer confirmed on Twitter that Watchmaster Bryce is gender nonbinary (source)—specifically, genderfluid (source).
  2. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 1:19:46.
  3. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 3:15:25.
  4. See "The Howling Mines" (2x06) at 0:45:25.
  5. Twitter logo Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) on Twitter: "Bryce is good, if very eager to be back to smaller townships and meager challenges after the worries and anxieties that come with war." (2021-10-12).
  6. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 1:19:46.
  7. See "The Open Road" (2x05) at 1:19:46.
  8. See "The Howling Mines" (2x06) at 0:41:43.
  9. See "A Game of Names" (2x49) at 0:45:59.


  1. Fan art of Bryce Feelid, by CardboardFisher (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Bryce Feelid, by Rose (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Bryce Feelid in Alfield, by Zoe Roellin (source). Used with permission.