Aenys Frey

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
House Frey.svg Ser
Aenys Frey
House Frey.svg
Aenys Frey by Robert O'Leary

Title Ser
Allegiance House Frey
Culture Rivermen
Born 238248 AC[1]
the Twins[2]
Died 300 AC
near Winterfell
Father Lord Walder Frey
Mother Lady Perra Royce
Spouse Tyana Wylde

Aenys Frey is a knight from House Frey and is the third son of Walder Frey, Lord of the Crossing, and his first spouse, Lady Perra Royce. Aenys is married to Tyana Wylde, and has two sons with her, Aegon and Ser Rhaegar.[3]

Appearance and Character

Aenys is a tall grey man with a bald head, round shoulders, and gnarled hands.[4][5] His watery red eyes, close-set above a pointed nose, are said to be hungry.[4][5] His thin brown beard is shaped like a rat's tail and does not conceal his weak chin.[5][6]

Aenys is a seasoned soldier, but he is regarded as a commander, not a swordsman. He is cruel and clever.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Aenys is presumably one of the numerous Freys present at the Twins when Catelyn Stark comes to treat with Lord Walder Frey. Robb Stark agrees to marry one of Walder's daughters.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Aenys commands the fifteen hundred men of House Frey who are part of Lord Roose Bolton's army. Roose negotiates with Vargo Hoat for the sellsword captain to betray Ser Amory Lorch, castellan of Harrenhal. Robett Glover and Aenys head a group of prisoners who are admitted into the castle by Vargo's Brave Companions. An unknowing and incognito Arya Stark helps to free them ahead of schedule, however. After the fall of Harrenhal, Vargo relinquishes the castle to Roose, and the Lord of the Dreadfort is then introduced to Rorge and Biter by Aenys.[8]

Aenys has difficulty commanding his kin.[4] After Stannis Baratheon is defeated in the Battle of the Blackwater, Aenys stresses 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 the wedding of his grandson, King Joffrey I Baratheon, and so he will not attack them anytime soon. After a raven arrives from the Twins, Aenys informs young Elmar Frey that House Frey has been dishonored.[4]

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. Angry that Robb Stark has wed Jeyne Westerling instead of a Frey, Aenys spits upon hearing Robb's name. When Brienne says Catelyn Stark's daughters will be killed if Jaime is not delivered safely to King's Landing, Aenys is unmoved and untroubled if that should happen.[9]

Aenys leads the Frey contingent north to the Twins to attend the wedding of Ser Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey. Roose departs Harrenhal with his northern army three days later. Aenys has some difficulty crossing the ruby ford because of heavy rainfall.[10] Aenys participates in the Red Wedding.[11]

A Feast for Crows

Ser Aenys and his half-brother, Ser Hosteen Frey, command the two thousand Frey swords that are sent with Lord Roose Bolton to retake the north.[12]

A Dance with Dragons

Aenys and Hosteen are distressed that Aenys's second son, Rhaegar, as well as Symond and Jared Frey, disappeared while en route to Barrowton from White Harbor.[13]

The Freys attend the wedding of Ramsay Bolton to "Arya Stark" at Winterfell. Lord Wyman Manderly serves pork pies to the Freys during the feast.[14]

When his squire is found naked and dead in the lichyard, Aenys suggests the man was drunk and became lost in the blizzard blanketing the castle.[6] Aenys and Hosteen accuse Lord Manderly of causing the deaths of the missing Freys, but Wyman pleads ignorance.[6] Aenys first suggests that Theon Greyjoy is to blame for some of the deaths occurring in the castle, and he then again blames Wyman.[6]

When Hosteen and Wyman come to blows after the death of Big Walder Frey, Roose orders the Freys and Manderlys to leave Winterfell by separate gates to attack Stannis Baratheon.[15]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

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.[16]


We trusted the word of Robb Stark, and he repaid our faith with betrayal.[17]

—Aenys to Brienne of Tarth

Aenys: I do not claim Lord Wyman does the deeds himself. He brought three hundred men with him. A hundred knights. Any of them might have—
Barbrey: Night work is not knight's work. And Lord Wyman is not the only man who lost kin at your Red Wedding, Frey. Do you imagine Whoresbane loves you any better? If you did not hold the Greatjon, he would pull out your entrails and make you eat them, as Lady Hornwood ate her fingers. Flints, Cerwyns, Tallharts, Slates ... they all had men with the Young Wolf.
Roger: House Ryswell too.
Barbrey: Even Dustins out of Barrowton. The north remembers, Frey.
Aenys: Stark dishonored us. That is what you northmen had best remember.[6]