Butterwell (Hand of the King)

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Butterwell
House Butterwell.svg
Title Lord of Whitewalls
Hand of the King
Allegiance House Butterwell
Culture Rivermen
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)

Lord Butterwell was Lord of Whitewalls and head of House Butterwell during the reign of King Aegon IV Targaryen. He served as Hand of the King to Aegon IV.[1]

Character

He was renowned for his wit.[2]

History

When King Aegon IV Targaryen visited Lord Butterwell's castle he gifted him with a dragon egg in return for "access" to his three maiden daughters.[1] According to tales, Aegon impregnated all three girls the same night.[3]

He had Whitewalls built, the pale castle was commonly called the Milkhouse by the smallfolk who lived near it. Its walls, keep, and towers were made of white stone quarried in the Vale of Arryn, and its floors and pillars were crafted from white marble veined with gold. The rafters were carved from the trunks of weirwoods.[3]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lord Davos Seaworth, now Hand of the King to Stannis Baratheon, is concerned that he has risen too high from his humble origins. When Davos suggests that the Hand should be someone who is wise, Maester Pylos reminds him that the intelligent Lord Butterwell was an unsuccessful Hand.[2]

Quotes about Butterwell

Lord Butterwell was renowned for wit, Myles Smallwood for courage, Ser Otto Hightower for learning, yet they failed as Hands, every one.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord
Butterwell
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Son
 
3 daughters
 
Aegon IV
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lady Frey
 
Ambrose
 
Unknown
first wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 sons
 
Daughter
 
Tommard
Heddle
 
Daughter
 
Lord Risley
 
Daughter
 
Lord Costayne
 
 
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Mystery Knight.