Cutjack

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Cutjack
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)

Cutjack is one of the recruits for the Night’s Watch found by Yoren[1] and is part of the band marching north to the Wall.[2]

Appearance

Cutjack is plump and always wears a leather apron in which he carries a hammer.[2]

History

Cutjack used to be a stonemason.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Moving north on the kingsroad, the band arrives at an inn with a bathhouse where a group of gold cloaks carrying an arrest warrant for Gendry catches up with them. Yoren refuses to hand anyone over and the gold cloaks threaten to use force, prompting Yoren's band to announce their resistance, including Cutjack, who is taking the hammer from his leather apron to use it as weapon. In the end, the gold cloaks retreat without violence breaking out.[2]

Avoiding the kingsroad after this encounter, the band is moving west- and northwards on side roads in the direction of the Gods Eye. They come to a village that has been burned down the night before. Yoren, Cutjack and Murch investigate the holdfast where some people have died. When they come back after some time, Cutjack and Murch carry a woman whose arm has been cut off at the elbow while Yoren has a little girl less than two years old in his arms. The woman dies that night and Cutjack and Gendry dig her grave on a hillside beneath a weeping willow.[3]

The band moves on to a town on the southern shore of the Gods Eye where Yoren wants to rent boats for crossing the lake, but the town is deserted and no boats can be found. Yoren decides to spend the night in the town's holdfast and assigns Cutjack, Kurz and Tarber the task of holding vigil from on high at the towerhouse of the town.[4]

The whole town is burned down that night by men under the command of Ser Amory Lorch. Kurz manages to warn the rest of the band with his hunting horn, but the holdfast is attacked and taken over nonetheless and most of the group are killed.[4] However, Lorch's men cannot put the towerhouse on fire and they have no patience to starve out the three up there. So they survive, but Kurz draws an arrow when he pulls up the ladder at the towerhouse. They are later reunited with Arry and others who escaped the holdfast via a tunnel.[5]

After the death of Kurz from an infection of his wound, Tarber and Cutjack take everything of value and abandon the other survivors.[5]

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