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Alias Giant
Allegiance Night's Watch
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Bedwyck, nicknamed Giant due to his short height, is an experienced ranger of the Night's Watch. He is well-respected by younger members.


Bedwyck is a "hair and a half" over five feet tall, and has streaks of grey in his hair, showing his age.


Bedwyck is a crofter's get. He was sent to the Wall for poaching, and has been a Night's Watch ranger for over a dozen years. He cannot read, but can write his own name on a good day.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Bedwyck is part of the Great Ranging beyond the Wall, led by Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He is a scout under the command of Thoren Smallwood. Due to his small stature, agility and excellent climbing ability, Bedwyck is used as a look-out by Lord Commander Mormont at Whitetree.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Bedwyck survives the assault by the Others at the Battle of the Fist of the First Men and makes his way to Craster's Keep with the other survivors. Bedwyck stays loyal to the Watch during the mutiny at Craster's Keep and was one of the few survivors of the ranging to make it all the way back to Castle Black.[2]

Bedwyck is part of the force that Bowen Marsh takes when he heads off to fight the Weeper at the Bridge of Skulls. It is unknown if he fights in the Battle of the Bridge of Skulls.

A Dance with Dragons

The new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow, puts Bedwyck in command of the abandoned way-castle Icemark and a garrison of thirty men. His mission is to restore the way-castle to allow patrols to move about and put eyes on the wall for climbers.[3]

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