|In 299 AC, Gods Eye
|A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Clash of Kings
Moving north on the kingsroad, the band arrives at an inn with a bathhouse and Dobber is among those in the group who choose to take a bath. A group of gold cloaks carrying an arrest warrant for Gendry catches up with them at the inn. Yoren refuses to hand anyone over and the gold cloaks threaten to use force, prompting Yoren's band to announce their resistance, including Dobber, who comes naked out of the bathhouse asking "Is it a fight?", clutching a dagger that he intends to use as weapon. In the end, the gold cloaks retreat without violence breaking out.
Avoiding the kingsroad after this encounter, the band moves west- and northwards on side roads in the direction of the Gods Eye. One evening, Dobber spots a red glow against the sky, announcing a village that is being burned down.
The band arrives at the eastern side of the river running south from the Gods Eye. They discover a dead soldier in the water and Yoren orders Dobber to search him for stuff worth taking. Dobber finds a leather purse with some coppers and a little hank of blonde hair tied up with a red ribbon. They move north along the river and later that day come across an abandoned cottage, which Dobber, Yoren and Reysen search without finding anything of value. Still later that day, the band arrives at a town on the southern shore of the Gods Eye where Yoren intends to rent a boat for crossing the lake, but the town is deserted as well and no boats can be found. Yoren decides to spend the night in the town's holdfast. Dobber, Gendry and Arry draw kitchen duty that evening and Dobber orders a resentful Arry to pluck fowl.
The holdfast is attacked that night by Ser Amory Lorch and his men and Dobber participates in the defense. When one of Lorch's men climbs the walls, he wrestles him down the catwalk but draws a dagger in his belly in the process and is killed. Lommy Greenhands smashes the other man's head with a stone, hooting about his victory until he realizes that Dobber has died, too.