Lord Berand is a young noble, and one of the Winterwatch Tower cultists.
Berand currently resides at the Winterwatch Tower in the Hinterlands within the Arling of Redcliffe. He has joined an Andrastian cult which believes the Breach is a sign to the Maker's faithful. He is awaiting the arrival of his lover, Vellina, to join him.
However, Vellina did not survive the journey to the keep. Her body can be found by the Herald, along with a letter written by Berand asking her to come to him.