Erik Ventris
Erik 101
General Information
Status: Deceased
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Occupation: Baron
Cause of Death: Stabbed in the head by Toran.
Portrayed by: Brían F. O'Byrne

Erik Ventris was a supporting character in FX's The Bastard Executioner. He was the baron at Castle Ventris and the husband of Lady Love.

Erik Ventris is played by Brían F. O'Byrne, and debuts in the Pilot.


Season OneEdit

"Pilot, Part 1"Edit

Erik has sexual intercourse with his wife, Lady Love. When they are done, Erik tells her that it is unlikely that she'll get pregnant. She tells him that the gods will give them a child. Later, Milus Corbett tells him that he needs to increase the tariffs and taxes. Randulf Corbett comes up to them and tells them that Baron Pryce said that he will not pay anymore if the taxes and tariffs continue to increase. Erik then proceeds to raise the tariffs and taxes anyways, despite Randulf's warning.

Later, Milus and a tax collector named Jonas tell Erik about how someone killed all the knights protecting Jonas. They quickly come to the realization that it had to have been a village not far from where Jonas and his men were attacked. Erik, Milus and many others ride out to attack the village. When they arrive, Erik asks where all the men are, as there are only women, children and elderly. Petra Brattle eventually tells them where all the men are. Erik then proceeds to slit a boy's throat. He then gives the order to burn the village to the ground and to kill all the rest of the people there.

"Pilot, Part 2"Edit

Erik is informed by Milus that there is a group of people travelling towards Ventrishire. Erik goes out to stop them with Randulf and numerous other knights. They quickly run into them and get into a battle. Wilkin and the others outnumber Erik and his men and end up killing all of them except for Erik. Wilkin and Erik then decide to have a fair one on one duel. Wilkin quickly overpowers Erik and is about to kill him until Erik stabs Wilkin with a knife he had hidden. Toran Prichard immediately springs into action and stabs Erik in the head.

Erik's body, along with numerous others are then brought to Castle Ventris.

"Effigy / Delw"Edit

A picture of Erik appears very briefly when Milus looks through a box full of Erik's things.


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot, Part 1" "Pilot, Part 2" "Effigy / Delw" "A Hunger / Newyn" "Piss Profit / Proffidwyr Troeth"
"Thorns / Drain" "Behold the Lamb / Gweled yr Oen" "Broken Things / Pethau Toredig" "The Bernadette Maneuver / Cynllwyn Bernadette" "Blood and Quiescence / Crau a Chwsg"