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Alias Chains[1]
Allegiance Golden Company
Culture Free Cities
Mother A camp follower

Chain is a sellsword and a serjeant in service to the Golden Company.[2] His given name is unknown.

Appearance and Character

As a serjeant, Chain is a high-ranking officer.[1] He claims to be a knight. A brusque man, Chain is taller than Young John Mudd, and wears two rusted chains across his chest. Instead of a blade, he uses five feet of heavy linked iron as a whip.[2]


Chain's great-grandsire had fought for Daemon I Blackfyre in the Battle of the Redgrass Field and fled to exile across the narrow sea with Bittersteel. His father was a sellsword of the Company, and fathered Chain on a camp follower. He was raised to speak the Common Tongue and think of himself as Westerosi.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Chain, like the rest of the company, swears his allegiance to Aegon Targaryen in Volon Therys before they invade Westeros.[3]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Chain and Young John Mudd hold Mistwood for the Golden Company. They keep Lady Mary Mertyns under house arrest and host Arianne Martell's party for a night.[2]

While escorting Arianne part of the way to Griffin's Roost, Chain reveals the story of his family, and tells her he had never set foot in Westeros before the invasion. He also reveals some details about his fellow sellswords, including Young John Mudd's skill with dice, Two Swords' fondness for red haired women, Little Pussy and his lucky cat, the time someone stole Harry Strickland's favorite elephant, and other stories of the members of the Golden Company. He also slips that Lord Jon Connington is planning to seize Storm's End.[2]