Walder Rivers

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Alias Bastard Walder
Title Ser
Allegiance House Frey
Culture Rivermen
Spouse Lady Charlton
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Personal Arms a silver-grey castle on blue beneath a red bend sinister

Played by Tim Plester
TV series Season 3 | Season 6

Ser Walder Rivers, also known as Bastard Walder, is a knight and the eldest of Lord Walder Frey's bastards.[1] He is married to a lady of House Charlton and has two children, Walda and Aemon. Walder's personal coat of arms is a silver-grey castle on blue (the colors of House Frey reversed) beneath a red bend sinister.[1][2] Tim Plester portrays "Black Walder Rivers", a combination of Walder Rivers and Black Walder Frey, in the television adaptation Game of Thrones.

Appearance and Character

Walder is gruff, dour, and has grey hair. Though not a trueborn Frey, he is often put in positions of responsibility due to his strong reputation as a warrior.[3] He is resentful of his bastard status.[4]


Walder's mother died after falling from a horse.[5]

When Chett was caught for murder near Sevenstreams, Walder was sent from the Twins to judge him. Chett ended up being sent to the Wall.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Walder commands the escort of Lothar Frey on his trip south to Riverrun where Lothar is to treat with Robb Stark.[3] Walder accompanies Lothar on his meeting with Robb outside the gates of the Twins, but is much less friendly than his half-brother.[7] During the Red Wedding, he commands the attack on the soldiers' camp.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Walder is present at the siege of Riverrun, where he has a modest tent. He participates in the heated stalemate that plagues the besieging army's command.[1] Walder informs Ser Jaime Lannister that Ser Ryman Frey was hanged by outlaws near Fairmarket and that Ser Raynald Westerling is presumed dead from the Red Wedding.[9]

Quotes about Walder

Jaime: You were speaking of the Freys you wanted dead. Ryman, Edwyn, Emmon ...

Daven: And Walder Rivers, that whoreson. Hates that he is a bastard, and hates everyone who's not.[4]

Jaime Lannister and Daven Lannister

That one is more dangerous than any of his trueborn brothers.[1]
Jaime Lannister's thoughts


Walder Frey
Walder Rivers
Charlton bride
Walda Rivers
Aemon Rivers
Walda Rivers

References and Notes

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at House_Frey. The list of authors can be seen in the page history of House_Frey. As with A Wiki of Ice and Fire, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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