Aenys Frey by Robert O'Leary
|Born||In or between 240 AC and 247 AC|
|Died||In 300 AC, at near Winterfell|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Appearance and personality
Aenys is a tall man, but grey and round-shouldered, with big watery, red eyes, and gnarled hands. He is said to have hungry eyes, close-set above a pointed nose. He has a thin beard, that according to Theon Greyjoy is shaped like a rat's tail. The beard does not conceal his weak chin. Aenys has a bald head. He is a seasoned soldier, but is regarded as a commander, not a swordsman. He is cruel and clever.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Ser Aenys commands the fifteen hundred men of House Frey who are part of Lord Roose Bolton's army that takes Harrenhal with the aid of the Brave Companions. Despite his responsibilities, he often seems lost and reluctant to assume a position of command.
After King Stannis Baratheon's defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, Aenys is in favor of falling back to the Green Fork's north bank, stressing to Lord Bolton that he will not be able to hold Harrenhal if Lord Tywin Lannister attacks them with all of his forces. Roose reminds Aenys that Tywin has to organize his grandson Joffrey Baratheon's wedding and so he will not attack them anytime soon.
A Storm of Swords
Aenys is among the Freys that meet Ser Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth when they arrive at Harrenhal as prisoners of the Brave Companions. When Brienne says Catelyn Tully's daughters will be killed if Jaime is not delivered safely to King's Landing, Aenys is unmoved and untroubled if that should happen.
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Aenys is present at the wedding of Ramsay Bolton to "Arya Stark" at Winterfell. When men-at-arms are murdered, Aenys believes Theon Greyjoy responsible till Barbrey Dustin points out Theon lacks the strength or the will.
The Winds of Winter
It is revealed that Aenys fell from his horse and broke his neck when he and his men rode into pit traps planted near Winterfell by Mors Umber and his levies. This news pleases Stannis, as it means command of the Frey forces now falls to Ser Hosteen Frey, who is not the brightest.
|Aenys||Tyana Wylde||Perriane||Leslyn Haigh|
|Aegon "Bloodborn"||Rhaegar||Jeyne Beesbury||Harys Haigh||Donnel Haigh||Alyn Haigh|
|Robert||"White" Walda||Jonos||Walder Haigh|
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Aenys Frey calculation.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Sample chapter, Theon. Made available on GRRM's website as of December 28, 2011