Swarge is hardworking and taciturn.
He dies some time after the events of Blood of Dragons, and it is stated that he passes into the Tarman.
After Leftrin uses a found wizardwood cocoon to modify Tarman, he attempts to secure Swarge's loyalty through indefinite employment. Swarge hesitates to sign on indefinitely and admits that he wants to marry the Trehaug river-worker Bellin. Swarge is delighted when Leftrin offers to employ Bellin on Tarman as well, and readily agrees to remain the tillerman.