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Edmure Tully by Amoka©
Lord Paramount of the Trident (lost to Petyr Baelish)
Lord of Riverrun (lost to Emmon Frey)
|Born||In 273 AL|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
|Played by||Tobias Menzies|
|TV series||Season 3|
Character and Appearance
Edmure has red-brown hair, like most Tullys, and grows a fierce beard. He is of medium height.
As a youth, he was known as hot-headed but good-hearted. He had a number of friends who had similar characteristics, most notably Marq Piper. He often went wenching and had a number of affairs. In one case, he had drunk too much and was unable to "perform". A singer, Tom of Sevens, made a mocking song about Edmure, which mentioned a "floppy fish", causing him to develop a dislike of singers in general.
A Game of Thrones
At the start of what becomes the War of the Five Kings, Edmure takes command of the Riverlands due to his father Hoster Tully's illness. He hears that a Lannister army is massing at the Golden Tooth and begins to gather his forces. However, Edmure is dealt a crushing defeat by Ser Jaime Lannister, who takes him prisoner.
While Jaime besieges Riverrun, Edmure's nephew, Robb Stark, arrives at Riverrun with his northern host. Robb surprises and destroys the Lannister army and Edmure is rescued by Tytos Blackwood. During the war council held at Riverrun, the northern and river lords proclaim Robb to be King in the North and King of the Trident.
A Clash of Kings
Edmure shelters the common people in Riverrun when Tywin Lannister burns and pillages through the Riverlands, although this drastically reduces Riverrun's supplies. Unknowingly in disregard of orders from King Robb, Edmure defends the crossing against the Lannisters in a fierce battle fought at Stone Mill. Gregor Clegane manages to cross, suffering heavy losses, but is pushed back when Edmure sends in his reserves. By defending the crossing Edmure unwittingly thwarted the plans of Robb, who had planned to allow Tywin to cross the river and then trap him between his and Edmure's army. By pushing Tywin's army back, Edmure inflicted enough of a delay for messengers to reach Tywin with word of what was happening to the south, allowing Tywin to turn his army around and aid the Tyrells and the Crownlander army at the Battle of the Blackwater.
A Storm of Swords
Edmure succeeds his father as Lord of Riverrun when Lord Hoster dies. To make amends for his actions, Edmure offers to marry a daughter of Lord Walder Frey at the Twins. Edmure had thought that Walder would offer him an ugly or half-witted girl just to spite him and Robb, but the girl chosen for him, Roslin, turns out to be beautiful. Shortly after Edmure and Roslin leave to consummate the marriage, the Freys and Boltons attack the guests. When Edmure wakes, his sister, Catelyn, and her son, King Robb, have been murdered with numerous others. Edmure is held prisoner by his new father-in-law, Walder Frey.
A Feast of Crows
With Edmure as their prisoner, the Freys besiege Riverrun, whose castellan, Edmure's uncle Ser Brynden Tully, refuses to surrender. In an attempt to coerce Brynden, Ryman Frey sets up a gallows and threatens to hang Edmure if Riverrun does not surrender. Every day Edmure is made to stand at the gallows but Brynden refuses to surrender and Ryman does not make good on his threats. The siege continues without any major event until Ser Jaime Lannister arrives to take over command of the siege.
Jaime sends Ryman back to the Twins and takes Edmure as his own prisoner. He releases him and offers Edmure a deal. As lord of Riverrun Edmure is Brynden's liege lord. If he surrenders Riverrun the defenders would be disarmed but free to go and Edmure himself would become a comfortable prisoner at Casterly Rock. His wife Roslin, who is pregnant, would be allowed to live with him after giving birth, and the child would be given a small keep when he or she came of age. If Edmure would not agree to this deal, Jaime would make the riverlords, former vassals of Edmure who had bent the knee, attack Riverrun, destroy the castle and kill the surviving defenders. If Edmure and Roslin's child would be born, Jaime would send the child to him in a catapult. Afterward, Jaime leaves Edmure to his bath, with the sole company of Tom of Sevenstreams playing "The Rains of Castamere".
Edmure leaves the besiegers and enters Riverrun. He delays until the last moment before surrendering in order to allow his uncle Brynden to escape. After Riverrun is handed over, Edmure is sent west with an armed escort to begin life as a hostage of House Lannister.
A Dance with Dragons
Quotes by Edmure
|“||Catelyn: Who are all these folk?
Edmure: My people, they were afraid.
- Edmure to Catelyn Tully
|“||I never meant ... never, Robb, you must let me make amends. I will lead the van in the next battle! ||”|
- Edmure to Robb Stark
|“||The Blackfish: I am the last man in the Seven Kingdoms to tell anyone who they must wed, Nephew. Nonetheless, you did say something of making amends for your Battle of the Fords.
Edmure: I had in mind a different sort of amends. Single combat with the Kingslayer. Seven years of penance as a begging brother. Swimming the Sunset Sea with my legs tied. . .The Others take you all! Very well, I’ll wed the wench. As amends. 
- Edmure to Blackfish
|“||This was my father's solar. He ruled the Riverlands from here, wisely and well. The light was good there, and whenever he looked up from his work he could see the river. When his eyes were tired he would have Cat read to him. Littlefinger and I built a castle out of wooden blocks once, there beside the door. You will never know how sick it makes me to see you in this room, Kingslayer. You will never know how much I despise you. ||”|
- Edmure to Ser Jaime Lannister
Quotes about Edmure
|“||Is it my fault that your fool brother lost his battle before we could march? I am told the Kingslayer went through him like an axe through ripe cheese.||”|
|“||Only my sweet brother would crowd all these useless mouths into a castle that might soon be under siege. Catelyn knew that Edmure had a soft heart; sometimes she thought his head was even softer. She loved him for it, yet still . . .||”|
- Catelyn Tully's thoughts
|“||You owe His Grace your thanks for his forbearance. He played out that mummer’s farce in the Great Hall so as not to shame you before your own people. Had it been me I would have flayed you for your stupidity rather than praising this folly of the fords.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 28, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 59, Catelyn.