Forley Prester

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Forley Prester
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Prester
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)

Ser Forley Prester is a knight of House Prester. He is a cousin to the head of house Lord Garrison Prester.

Appearance and Character

Forley is short and hard, with a pinched nose, a bald pate and grizzled brown beard. Despite bearing a bull on his surcoat and a bull-horned helm, Jaime Lannister thinks Forley looks more like an innkeep than a bull. However, like most innkeeps he is no man's fool.[1] Jaime thinks Forley would make an able Hand of the King.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Forley serves in Ser Jaime Lannister's host at the beginning of the War of the Five Kings, taking part in the Battle of the Golden Tooth and the Battle of Riverrun. When Robb Stark smashes Jaime's host beneath the walls of Riverrun, Forley commands the southern camp. Upon seeing that the other two besieging camps are lost, he retreats in good order, saving two thousand spearmen and as many bowmen.[2]

Just after the Battle of the Camps a Tyroshi sellsword leading Ser Forley’s freeriders strikes his banners and goes over to Robb Stark.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Forley and the remnants of Jaime Lannister's former host are stationed at the Golden Tooth.[3]

According to semi-canon sources, Forley sent veterans of his 4000 strong host to Ser Stafford Lannister at Oxcross, to augment and help train the mostly green levies comprising Stafford's forces.[4]

A Storm of Swords

Once Ser Daven Lannister reforms the army that had gathered in Lannisport, he is to link up with Forley at the Golden Tooth and march on the Riverlands. They are tasked with attacking Riverrun after the Red Wedding.[5]

A Feast for Crows

Forley commands one of the major forces at the Second Siege of Riverrun, which is comprised of the remnants of Ser Jaime Lannister's former command and the Riverlords who have bent the knee to King Tommen I.[6] Forley is made part of Jaime's war council during the siege.[7]

Forley is later assigned to command the escort of men who take Edmure Tully and Robb Stark's widow, Jeyne Westerling, to Casterly Rock. He is told to kill the captives if they try to escape.[1]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
  3. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  4. The Tooth and Tyroshi, (December 17, 1999) So Spake Martin
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 38, Jaime VI.

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