- "Nine years Syrio Forel was First Sword to the Sealord of Braavos."
- ―Syrio Forel
For nine years Syrio Forel held the position.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire books, the First Sword of Braavos is chosen by the Sealord often because he is the most observant of the Bravos, not necessarily the most talented swordsman, thus most able to protect him from threats both seen and unseen.
- Sealord of Braavos at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)