Galbart Glover

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Galbart Glover
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Galbart Glover by Nacho Molina © Fantasy Flight Games

Title Master of Deepwood Motte[1]
Allegiance House Glover
Culture Northmen
Born Deepwood Motte[2]

Played by Mark Coney
TV series Game of Thrones: Season 1

Galbart Glover is the head of House Glover and the unwed Master of Deepwood Motte.[3] Larence Snow, the bastard of Hornwood, is a ward of Galbart.[4] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones, Galbart is portrayed by Mark Coney.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Galbart Glover

The tactful Galbart is considered a good, loyal, and steady man, if unexceptional.[5]


The unwed[3] Galbart may be a widower.[6] The appendices of A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords state that Galbart's nephew Gawen is the heir to Deepwood Motte, while the appendices of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons state that Galbart's brother Robett is the heir.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

After Lord Eddard Stark is shown the Valyrian steel dagger by his wife, Catelyn, Eddard tasks her with having Galbart and Ser Helman Tallhart fortify Moat Cailin with a hundred bowmen each.[7]

When Robb Stark calls the banners to Winterfell, Galbart's brother, Robett, unsuccessfully asks for command.[8] Galbart is part of Robb's war council at Moat Cailin,[9] and he warns Robb not to trust Lord Walder Frey.[10]

When the northern host splits at the Twins, Galbart stays with Robb, participating in the battle in the Whispering Wood[11] and the Battle of the Camps. Following the battles, Galbart prays in the godswood of Riverrun. He objects to supporting King Joffrey I Baratheon and is in attendance when Robb is proclaimed King in the North within the Great Hall of Riverrun.[12]

A Clash of Kings

Mark Coney as Galbart Glover in Game of Thrones

With Galbart and Robett campaigning in the south, Galbart's steward administers Deepwood Motte in their absence.[13] Lord Balon Greyjoy sends Asha Greyjoy to capture the lightly-held Deepwood.[14]

After the Battle of Oxcross, Galbart raids along the coast of the westerlands.[15]

A Storm of Swords

Galbart returns to Riverrun with Robb. His demeanor is cool toward Catelyn, as she had freed Ser Jaime Lannister from captivity in the castle.[16]

When news reaches Riverrun of Robett's capture at Duskendale, Galbart fears for his brother's life.[17] It is partly that fear that causes King Robb Stark to trade Martyn Lannister for Robett.[5]

Galbart is among the northern lords who march with Robb to the Twins to attend the wedding of Lord Edmure Tully. With Ser Brynden Tully remaining at Riverrun as Warden of the Southern Marches, Galbart is named commander of Robb's scouts and outriders. Galbart and two men try to cross the flooding Blue Fork at Ramsford, but two horses and one man are drowned and Galbart has to be rescued while clinging to a rock.[5]

At Hag's Mire, after receiving news of the death of King Balon Greyjoy, Robb advances his plan to retake Moat Cailin while Lord Captain Victarion Greyjoy is away. Galbart is ordered by Robb to go with Lord Jason Mallister and Lady Maege Mormont to Seagard and sail up the Neck to find Greywater Watch so that the crannogmen can direct Robb's army around the rear of the ancient fortress.[5]

Robb is killed in the Red Wedding.[18] Though Jason later remains at Seagard, Galbart's and Maege's whereabouts are currently unknown.

A Dance with Dragons

Returning to Deepwood after the kingsmoot on Old Wyk, Asha feels ill at ease in Galbart's home.[19] Stannis Baratheon defeats Asha in the fight by Deepwood Motte,[19] and he offers to restore the castle to House Glover.[20]

Quotes by Galbart

You must not do this, my lord. Lord Walder is not to be trusted.[10]

—Galbart to Robb Stark

You cannot mean to hold to Joffrey, my lord. He put your father to death.[12]

—Galbart to Robb Stark

Galbart: The ironmen have my castle and now the Lannisters hold my brother.
Robb: Not for long. I will offer them Martyn Lannister in exchange.[17]

—Galbart and Robb Stark

Quotes about Galbart

Ser Brynden had played a part in every victory her son had won. Galbart Glover had taken command of the scouts and outriders in his place; a good man, loyal and steady, but without the Blackfish's brilliance.[5]

—thoughts of Catelyn Stark

Asha Greyjoy was seated in Galbart Glover's longhall drinking Galbart Glover's wine when Galbart Glover's maester brought the letter to her.[19]

—thoughts of Asha Greyjoy

Deepwood be Galbart Glover's seat. No home for squids.[19]




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