Aenys Frey

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Aenys Frey
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Aenys Frey by Robert O'Leary

Title Ser
Allegiance House Frey
Born In or between 240 AC and 247 AC[1]
Died In 300 AC, at near Winterfell
Spouse Tyana Wylde
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)

Ser Aenys Frey is the third son of Lord Walder Frey and his first spouse, Lady Perra Royce. He is married to Tyana Wylde, and has two sons with her, Aegon and Rhaegar.[2]

Appearance and personality

Aenys is a tall man, but grey and round-shouldered, with big watery, red eyes, and gnarled hands.[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Aenys is present at the Twins when Catelyn Tully comes to treat with Lord Walder Frey.

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.[6] 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.[3]

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

Ser Aenys and Ser Hosteen Frey command the two thousand Frey swords that are sent with Lord Roose Bolton to retake the North.[7]

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.

Aenys's second son, Rhaegar Frey, is one of the three Freys "lost" en route to Winterfell from White Harbor. Roose sends Aenys and Hosteen in the vanguard against Stannis Baratheon.

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.[8]

Family

 
Walder
 
Perra Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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

  1. See the Aenys Frey calculation.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
  8. The Winds of Winter, Sample chapter, Theon. Made available on GRRM's website as of December 28, 2011

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