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Night's Watch.svgEmmettNight's Watch.svg
Art by Cindy Kinnard

Alias Iron Emmett
Allegiance Night's Watch
Culture Westeros
Born Westeros[2]

Emmett, called Iron Emmett, is a young ranger of the Night's Watch.[3]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Iron Emmett

Emmett is tall and lanky. He has great endurance and strength and is a terrific swordsman; he is considered the pride of Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.[3]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Iron Emmett, the master-at-arms at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea,[1] comes to Castle Black and takes part in the election of the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. While at Castle Black, he trains with Jon Snow and is able to best his future Lord Commander in several training sessions. During one sparring, Halder and Horse come to Emmett's aid when a distracted Jon does not notice that Emmett has yielded.[3]

A Feast for Crows

Emmett is the new master-at-arms at Castle Black.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Jon oversees Iron Emmett's training sessions with the new recruits Horse and Hop-Robin, noting that although Cotter Pyke was upset at losing Eastwatch's best swordsman, Emmett is a natural teacher who knows how to train men how to fight and loves doing it.[5]

Emmett is one of the men brought by Jon to escort Janos Slynt out of Castle Black to carry out his duties as garrison commander of Greyguard. Jon orders Janos to be hanged when he refuses to obey, however, Emmett chokes Janos into submission when he attempts to escape. Emmett kicks Janos to his knees and places his head on the chopping block when Jon orders Janos be beheaded instead.[6]

Emmett is named master-at-arms at Castle Black in replacement of the late Ser Endrew Tarth.[1] His best trainees are Arron, Emrick, and Jace.[1] The three, along with Jax, Leathers, and Satin, are later admitted to the Watch.[7]

Jon eventually names Emmett commander of Long Barrow, where Jon sends the free folk spearwives.[7] and Leathers is chosen to replace Emmett as master-at-arms.[8] Dolorous Edd mentions to Jon that Emmett has begun bedding Black Maris, one of the spearwives.[9]

Quotes by Emmett

Gods be good, our Lord Commander's still in swaddling clothes. I hope this don't mean I can't beat the bloody piss out of you next time we train, my lord.[3]

—Emmett to Jon Snow

Men are men, vows are words, and words are wind.[7]

—Emmett to Jon Snow

Quotes about Emmett

Emmett was an amiable man, and he loved the song of swords.[3]

—thoughts of Jon Snow


Unknown Master-at-arms at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea
?–300 AC
Served under: Cotter Pyke
Succeeded by
Preceded by Master-at-arms at Castle Black
300 AC
Served under: Jon Snow
Succeeded by