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|Alias|| Dontos the Red|
Dontos the Drunk
|Born||At near Duskendale|
|Died||In 300AC, 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 | Season 4|
Character and Appearance
Dontos is a portly, average-looking man. He is usually drunk.
Dontos is the only surviving member of House Hollard. House Hollard was a 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 Barristan had rescued the king during the Defiance, Aerys II Targaryen granted his wish.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Intending to ride in the Tourney for King Joffrey's 13th Name Day, Dontos's first match is against Lothor Brune. However, Dontos is too drunk, arriving in the lists unarmored and hardly clothed. King Joffrey Baratheon takes this as a personal insult and commands that Dontos be put to death via drowning in a cask of wine. However, the pleading of Sansa Stark saves his life and Dontos is stripped of his knighthood and made a fool in motley instead.
After secretly being contacted by Petyr Baelish, Dontos leaves Sansa a note and promises to help her escape. Drawing inspiration from the tales of Florian and Jonquil, 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 will be freed the night of Joffrey's wedding and gives her a hairnet laced with amethysts. Dontos attends the marriage of Sansa to Tyrion Lannister, where he is used as a footstool by Tyrion when he goes to place his cloak around the shoulders of Sansa. After the death of King Joffrey - poisoned with the Strangler contained in one of the amethysts of Sansa's hairnet - at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell, Dontos takes Sansa away during the confusion.
Ser Dontos escapes the Red Keep with Sansa and delivers her to Petyr Baelish, who had been waiting for them on a ship in Blackwater Bay. Once Sansa has been rowed out and delivered onto the ship, Dontos asks for his payment of 10,000 golden dragons, as promised by Petyr. Instead, Petyr orders Dontos killed. Three men step onto the gunwale, raise their crossbows, and fire. One bolt takes Dontos in the chest, while the others rip into his throat and belly. When it is done Ser Lothor Brune tosses a torch on top of the corpse, burying the secret with the drunkard.