Chella

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Chella daughter of Cheyk
Chella by quickreaver.jpg
Chella depiction by Quickreaver, FFG ©

Allegiance Black Ears
Culture Vale mountain clans
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)

Played by Natalie Lee
TV series Season 1

Chella is the daughter of Cheyk and clan chief of the Black Ears, one of the Vale mountain clans.[1] She has sons who have claimed fifty ears between them.[2] She herself has claimed forty-six.[3] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones she is portrayed by Natalie Lee.

Appearance

See also: Images of Chella

Chella is a small woman described as flat like a boy and not very pretty.[2] The dark woman has a throaty chuckle.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Chella meets Tyrion Lannister in the Mountains of the Moon. She is the one that finds Lord Tywin Lannister's encampment and accompanies Tyrion to the meeting with his father. There she accepts to fight for the Lannisters and follow Tyrion to King's Landing.[2] She takes four ears during the battle on the Green Fork.[4]

A Clash of Kings

Tyrion entrusts Chella with the guard of Shae when he leaves his mistress in an inn, the Broken Anvil, before going to the Red Keep.[3] Tyrion offers her to Sansa Stark as a bodyguard in order to protect her from the Kingsguard, who have been beating her on the order of King Joffrey I Baratheon.[5] With her clansmen, Chella is sent to the kingswood to harass Stannis Baratheon's troops while they march on King's Landing.[6]

A Storm of Swords

After the Battle of the Blackwater Chella returns to King's Landing to be greeted by a hostile crowd which forces her and the Black Ears to return to the Mountains of the Moon.[7]

Quotes by Chella

Shae: M'lord Varys complimented Chella on her ears and said she must have killed many men to have such a fine necklace. And Chella told him only cowards kill the vanquished.

Chella: Braver to leave the man alive, with a chance to cleanse his shame by winning back his ear. Only so can you prove you do not fear your enemies."[3]

- Shae and Chella to Tyrion Lannister

Quotes about Chella

One is never quite safe when Chella daughter of Cheyk is about.[3]
- Tyrion Lannister to Vylarr

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