Suvrin was a short and chubby Shadowlander who was a minor military official when the Company reached the remains of Overlook on their way to free the Captured. He surrendered to the Black Company and became their captive, accompanying them onto the Plain of Glittering Stone.

He demonstrated increasing skill and competence and became a ranking member of the new Black Company formed in Hsien. Suvrin reluctantly became Captain of the Company, once Sleepy was killed by a trap in the Battle of Taglios.