Ben Bones

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Ben Bones
Ben Bones by GibiLynx.jpg
Ben Bones, by GibiLynx

Alias Ben Bones
Allegiance House Bolton
Culture Northmen
Born North[1]
Book A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Ben Bones is a kennelmaster at the Dreadfort sworn to House Bolton. He is one of the Bastard's Boys.

Appearance and Character

Ben is an old man, tasked with keeping the bastard's girls, Ramsay Bolton's pack of female hunting hounds.[2] He likes the dogs better than their master.[3] Ben claims he was instructed by Ramsay to train the dogs to kill wolves.[3]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Ben is present in the great hall of the Dreadfort when Little Walder and Big Walder Frey bring "Reek" before Ramsay, who is joined by Arnolf Karstark and Hother Umber.[2] At Ramsay's command he makes a collar for Reek, and lets him eat and sleep with the hounds.[3]

Quotes about Ben

Even if we do escape, Lord Ramsay will hunt us down, him and Ben Bones and the girls.[4]

—"Reek", to "Abel"