Clayton Suggs

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Clayton Suggs
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Ser Clayton Suggs - by Kevin McCoy ©

Title Ser
Culture Crownlands
Born Flea Bottom, King's Landing

Clayton Suggs is a knight from House Suggs, and a supporter of Stannis Baratheon.[1][2] His coat of arms is a winged pig.[3]

Appearance and Character

Clayton is a short, burly man, with a balding head[3] and a mouthful of broken brown teeth.[4] He has pig eyes, and blackheads on his nose.[5] Clayton has a deep voice.[6] He is older than Lord Harwood Fell.[4]

Clayton is considered a crony[4] and the strong right hand of Ser Godry Farring.[5] He is strong and courageous, but also crude and brutish.[4][5] Clayton is cruel and enjoys torturing, and his love for the Lord of Light may only be love of human sacrifice.[5]


Clayton was a hedge knight[4] of lowborn origin,[7] hailing from Flea Bottom in King's Landing. According to Ser Justin Massey, Clayton gambled with Dragonstone's torturers, and aided them in the questioning of prisoners, especially young women.[5]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Ser Clayton is sworn to King Stannis Baratheon. He is among the queen's men who goes north to the Wall with Stannis.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

Suggs rips his longsword from its scabbard - by Marc Fishman ©

Clayton is part of Stannis's honor guard when free folk pass through the Wall to Castle Black after the battle beneath the Wall.[6] During Stannis's war council, Clayton states that Houses Hornwood, Cerwyn, Tallhart, Ryswell and Dustin are all traitors and lapdogs of the Lannisters. When Stannis dismisses his men during a meeting with Jon Snow, the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Clayton mutters something to Harwood Fell that makes him laugh.[4]

When Stannis's army is slowed during the march on Winterfell, Clayton agrees with Ser Godry Farring they should burn someone to appease R'hllor and end the blizzard, but the king refuses.[8] Asha Greyjoy fears Clayton will burn her because of her king's blood, as her father Balon was King of the Isles and the North.[5]

When four Peasebury men are caught committing cannibalism at a crofters' village, they are to be burned alive as a sacrifice to R'hllor. Desiring a quick death, their serjeant insults the queen's men. The serjeant calls Clayton a "bleeding bastard", goading him into quickly killing the condemned man with a knife.[5] Clayton insults Asha after the sacrifices are burned, but he is interrupted by Alysane Mormont and Ser Justin Massey.[5]

When Asha later reminds Clayton that Stannis gelds men for rape, he laughs and says he would sooner see her burn.[5] When they hear riders approaching the village, Clayton tells Asha to run and warn the king, as he assumes it is Lord Roose Bolton's host upon them. However, the riders turn out to be Tycho Nestoris of the Iron Bank of Braavos, and his escort, some of whom are Asha's ironborn men from Deepwood Motte.

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.

Clayton is present along with Ser Godry Farring and Ser Richard Horpe when Stannis interrogates Maester Tybald about his loyalties. Stannis has Clayton threaten violence on the maester to make Tybald tell him everything. Clayton wants Stannis to burn Theon Greyjoy.[3]

Quotes by Clayton

Godry: I had forgotten that you northmen worship trees.
Clayton: What sort of god lets himself be pissed upon by dogs?[4]

Godry Farring and Clayton to Jon Snow

A sacrifice will prove our faith still burns true, Sire.[8]

—Clayton to Stannis Baratheon

Quotes about Clayton

Suggs was an upjumped hedge knight, as crude as he was strong.[4]

—thoughts of Jon Snow

She had seen him at the nightfires, watching, his lips parted and his eyes avid. It is not the god he loves, it is the flames, she concluded.[5]

—thoughts of Asha Greyjoy

Some men had faces that cried out for a beard. Ser Clayton's face cried out for an axe between the eyes.[5]

—thoughts of Asha Greyjoy

He learned all he knows in the wynds of Flea Bottom. Were I to put you in his charge, he might strangle you with your own chain or scoop your eye out with a spoon.[3]