Benedict I Justman
King Benedict of House Justman, by Magali Villeneuve, as depicted in The World of Ice and Fire
|Full Name||Benedict I Justman|
|Alias|| Benedict Rivers|
Benedict the Bold
Benedict the Just
|Other Titles|| Ser|
King of the Trident
|Royal House||House Justman|
|Heir||Benedict II Justman|
|Successor||Benedict II Justman|
|Issue||Benedict II Justman|
|Books||The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)|
Benedict was considered stern but wise.
Benedict Rivers was a bastard from Houses Blackwood and Bracken. Although he was despised as a boy, Benedict became a great knight known as Ser Benedict the Bold, according to Maester Yandel. The Blackwoods and the Brackens were his first supporters, but Benedict was able to defeat all petty kings in the riverlands over more than thirty years, after which he allowed himself to be crowned.
As king, Benedict the Bold became known as Benedict the Just, which led to him naming his family House Justman. During his twenty-three-year reign, Benedict I expanded east to Maidenpool and north to the Neck. He was succeeded by his son, King Benedict II Justman.