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|Alias|| Dontos the Red|
Dontos the Drunk
|Born||At near Duskendale|
|Died||In 300AL, at Blackwater Bay|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
|Played by||Tony Way|
|TV series||Season 2|
Character and Appearance
He is a portly average looking man, he is usually drunk.
Dontos was the only surviving member of House Hollard. House Hollard was close ally and vassal of House Darklyn. As a result of the Defiance of Duskendale, both houses were destroyed and their blood exterminated. Only young Dontos was spared because Ser Barristan Selmy asked for clemency. As Selmy had rescued the King during the Defiance, Aerys granted his wish.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Intending to ride in the Tourney for King Joffrey's 13th Name Day,his first match was against Lothor Brune but Ser Dontos got too drunk, arriving in the lists unarmored and hardly clothed. King Joffrey took this as a personal insult and commanded that Ser Dontos be put to death via drowning in a cask of wine. However, the pleading of Sansa Stark saved his life and Ser Dontos was striped of his knighthood and made a fool in motley instead.
After secretly being contacted by Petyr Baelish, (Baelish learned from Lothor Brune how Sansa had saved Dontos life and knew Dontos would make an ideal catspaw), Dontos left Sansa a note and promised to help her escape. Drawing inspiration from the tales of Florian, he pleads to serve her and asks for patience for they can only escape at the right time.
A Storm of Swords
Several meetings in the Godswood later, Sansa tells Ser Dontos of the plot to marry her to Willas Tyrell, Dontos tells Sansa that she would be freed the night of Joffrey's wedding and gives her a hairnet laced with amethysts. On the appointed night, Ser Dontos attended the marriage of Sansa to Tyrion Lannister, where he was used as a footstool by Tyrion when he went to place his cloak around the shoulders of Sansa. After the death of King Joffrey - poisoned with one of the amethysts - actually the Strangler, of Sansa's hairnet - at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, Dontos takes Sansa away during the confusion.
Ser Dontos escaped the Red Keep with Sansa and delivered her to Petyr Baelish, who had been waiting for them on a ship in Blackwater Bay. Once Sansa had been rowed out and delivered onto the ship Dontos asked for his payment of 10,000 golden dragons, as promised by Petyr Baelish. Instead Petyr then had Ser Dontos killed, three men stepped onto the gunwale, raised their crossbows, and fired. One bolt took Dontos in the chest the others ripped into his throat and belly. When it was done Lothor Brune tossed a torch down on top of the corpse, burying the secret with the drunkard.