Sturm Brightblade is a Hero of the Lance. He bears the sword Brightblade, a two-handed sword that is said never to break unless its owner breaks first. He wears his father's armor, that of a Knight of the Rose, and has a large mustache, a symbol of where his allegiances are. He is honorable to a fault, and his greatest wish is to restore the honor of the Knighthood, which has fallen into disgrace since the Cataclysm. He is later accepted into the Order of the Crown and placed as commander of the Knights of the Crown at the High Clerist's Tower. He sacrifices himself to buy time for Laurana and the other Knights, being killed by Kitiara Uth Matar.