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Craster by Amoka©
|Died||In ~299AL, at Craster's Keep|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
|Played by||Robert Pugh|
|TV series||Season 2|
Character and Appearance
Once a powerful-looking man, he is nearing the end of his life. His hair is grey turning to white. He has a flat nose and a drooping mouth, which gives him a cruel look and one of his ears is missing, which he has lost to the cold.
Craster was one of the few wildlings not openly hostile to the Night's Watch. Although he showed the Watch no malice and offered sanctuary to those north of the Wall on rangings, he was regarded as a tenuous ally at best. This is due to his incestuous relationships with his daughter-wives and suspicions of kinslaying, sacrificing his male children.
Craster's father was a man of the Night's Watch and his mother was a wildling woman from the village of Whitetree. His father abandoned his mother after Craster was conceived, and when his mother tried to bring him to Castle Black, she was chased off by members of the Watch. His father's name is never mentioned.
A Clash of Kings
Craster begrudgingly allowed the Night's Watch to stay at his keep overnight during their ranging beyond the Wall. He provided Lord Commander Mormont with the missing information on the location of Mance Rayder, he also claimed not to have seen Benjen Stark for three years. Craster was offered escort south to the Wall, but refused.
A Storm of Swords
Following the Battle of the Fist of the First Men, Craster allowed the survivors of the attack, to stay overnight at his keep. This time, several members of the Watch, already mutinous, believed that Craster was holding back of food and aid to the men, During the farewell feast he gave for a mutiny erupted during which both Craster and Lord Commander Mormont were killed. Craster was killed by Dirk.