Clydas

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Clydas
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Allegiance Night's Watch
Born In 240 AC or before[1]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Clydas is a steward of the Night's Watch.

Appearance

Short and chinless, Clydas is considered ugly by Jon Snow.[2] A few white hairs still cling to his scalp.[3] Clydas has pink, weak eyes[2] and is hunched[4] with rounded shoulders.[5]

Jon estimates Clydas to be about sixty years old.[3]

History

For years[6] Clydas and Chett have helped tend to Maester Aemon's needs and helped with the ravens at Castle Black.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Because Maester Aemon is blind, the half-blind[7] Clydas reads messages to him.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Clydas aids Aemon when the maester treats the wounds of Jon Snow.[5] A woman from Mole's Town aids Aemon and Clydas as they deal with wounds suffered by those fighting in the Battle of Castle Black.[9]

A Feast for Crows

When Aemon is sent away by Jon, the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Clydas takes over the duties of tending to the ravens and the wounded. Before leaving, Aemon has Clydas mark passages in the Jade Compendium for Jon.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Clydas mulls wine and offers a cup to Jon, who tells the steward of Stannis Baratheon's sword, Lightbringer.[3] Clydas informs Jon of a letter sent by Ramsay Bolton after the siege of Moat Cailin,[10] and he also informs Jon of a letter from Stannis after the fight by Deepwood Motte.[11]

Clydas treats Alys Karstark when she flees to Castle Black.[12] After Alys tells her tale, Clydas sends a message to Deepwood hoping to warn Stannis of Arnolf Karstark's treachery.[13] Clydas brings Jon letters from Cotter Pyke.[13][14] Jon tasks Clydas with tending to any of Tormund's people who are sick.[15]

Clydas is frightened by a letter to Jon entitled "Bastard" and sealed with pink wax. He brings it to Jon unopened.[16]

Quotes

He's sixty if he's a day. An old man. He only seemed young compared with Aemon. Short and round, he had the dim pink eyes of some nocturnal creature.[3]
- thoughts of Jon Snow


Clydas tended to the ravens well enough, but he had not a tenth of Aemon Targaryen's knowledge or experience, and even less of his wisdom.[10]
- thoughts of Jon Snow


Cellador would be half-drunk, and Clydas was a poor substitute for a real maester, but they were what he had.[15]
- thoughts of Jon Snow

References and Notes

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