Blue Bard

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Wat



Alias Blue Bard
Allegiance House Tyrell
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

The Blue Bard is a young singer in service with House Tyrell. His real name is Wat.[1] Dressing all in blue,[2] he dyes his curly, shoulder-length hair blue in the Tyroshi fashion.[1]

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History

Wat was the son of a chandler and was raised in the trade, however he found he had more talent for making lutes. When he was twelve years old he ran away to join a musician troupe. He had wandered half the Reach before coming to King's Landing in search of patronage.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

As part of the Tyrell entourage, the Blue Bard sings at the wedding of Tommen I and Margaery Tyrell.[2] Queen Cersei connives to use the Blue Bard as a pawn in her efforts to remove Margaery from King's Landing. She has him arrested and sent to the dungeons for seducing Margaery, though he claims never to have done so. He is tortured by Qyburn and told to tell the story like Cersei wants. Under torture he names Margaery's false lovers as:

The Blue Bard also names Ser Loras Tyrell and the Redwyne twins, Horas and Hobber, but Cersei has him recant the three; Loras because the accusation is not credible and the twins because she needs the support of House Redwyne and their ships to deal with the ironborn.[1] After Margaery is successfully framed, Cersei has the Blue Bard arrested again. He is tortured once again by the Faith but continues to tell the story Cersei wants him to.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

The Blue Bard is still held by the Faith. According to Kevan Lannister, he appears to have gone mad.

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