Gerrick Kingsblood

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Gerrick
Alias Gerrick Kingsblood
Title King of the Wildlings
Allegiance House Redbeard
Culture free folk
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Gerrick Kingsblood is a raider from the free folk and the founder of House Redbeard. He has a son and three daughters.[1]

Appearance

Gerrick is tall with long legs, broad shoulders, long red hair and a red beard.[2]

History

Gerrick boasts of descent from Raymun Redbeard, a King-Beyond-the-Wall who invaded the north but was killed along with his sons in the battle at Long Lake. Tormund claims Gerrick actually descends from Raymun's younger brother, the Red Raven.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Gerrick comes through the Wall with the free folk, or wildlings, following Tormund. His red-haired son is one of the hostages that Jon Snow demands. Gerrick brings his three daughters with him when he swears his oath to Jon, who agrees to present them to Queen Selyse Florent.[1]

Selyse attires Gerrick in clothes which once belonged to her husband, Stannis Baratheon.[2] She arranges the betrothals of Gerrick's three daughters to Ser Axell Florent, her Hand, and to Ser Brus Buckler and Ser Malegorn of Redpool, two of the queen's men. Tormund doubts[1] Selyse's claim that Gerrick is the true King of the Wildlings, descended in an unbroken male line from their great king, Raymun Redbeard.[2]

Quotes

Scrubbed and groomed, clad in green velvets and an ermine half-cape, with his long red hair freshly washed and his fiery beard shaped and trimmed, the wildling looked every inch a southron lord.[2]
- thoughts of Jon Snow


Gerrick of House Redbeard, King of the Wildlings.[2]
- Axell Florent to Selyse Florent


King o' the Wildlings? Har! King o’ My Hairy Butt Crack, more like.[2]
– Tormund to Jon Snow

References and Notes

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