Bree-land, currently, though he is from Thorin's Gate
The details of Byrge's past he would like to keep secret, but unfortunately for him it is more-or-less publicly known in Thorin's Hall.
Byrge's father was Bysir, in turn a descendant of the Dourhands of Sarnúr, though he and his father Thrasir were reconciled to the Firebeards by time of Thráin II and indeed helped the Longbeards to build the mansion later known as Thorin's Hall. In later days however Bysir became a follower of Gormr Doursmith, and it is rumoured both he and Byrge personally participated in his rebellion. But mere days later, Byrge defected back to the Longbeards in order to protect his mother and sister, who had become captives back at the Hall.
Since then Byrge has tried to live quietly as an obedient Longbeard subject, taking whatever work he can to support his family. Unsurprisingly, there's not very much offered him.
Partnered with Tiarvi, with whom he has one child. Mother and little sister in the Thorin's Gate neighbourhood; father's whereabouts unknown.
Milk coffee, buttered toast; music, art, and poetry; cooking, working, keeping house; Tiarvi and Snack.
Talking to strangers
To make a good life for his family.