|Title||Lord of Strongsong|
|Allegiance|| House Belmore|
|Book(s)|| A Feast for Crows (appears)|
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Appearance and Character
A Feast for Crows
Lord Benedar is among the powerful Vale lords to sign the document of the Lords Declarant, which demands the handover of Lord Robert Arryn and the dismissal of his councilors. He is the first of the Lords Declarant to arrive at the Gates of the Moon and begin the blockade, preventing fresh food from going up to the Eyrie. 
When the Lords Declarant travel to the Eyrie, Benedar cannot climb the last stage to the castle and has to be drawn up in the basket. During the parley with Lord Petyr Baelish, Benedar is distrustful of the Lord Protector of the Vale and wants the young Lord Robert to leave the Eyrie.
The Winds of Winter
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Benedar aatends Lord Robert's tourney for a spot in the Brotherhood of Winged Knights at the Gates of the Moon. While there, he met with Petyr and Lord Gerold Grafton to discuss selling their reserves of food. Benedar thought the current prices were fair, but Petyr wanted to wait for the demand to go higher. Alayne Stone arrives and informs them the Waynwoods have arrived with Ser Harrold Hardyng. Benedar is stunned that Lord Yohn Royce let Harrold come to the tourney.