From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Grey Wind by benco42
|Born||In 298AL, at the North|
|Died||In 299AL, at the Twins|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (Appears)|
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Grey Wind has smoke grey fur and yellow eyes.
A Game of Thrones
Grey Wind was discovered along with his litter mates by Robb and Jon Snow after their mother had been killed by a stag. Like the other Stark direwolves, Grey Wind formed a special bond with his master. Like Robb, Grey Wind grew bold and faithful. Robb named him Grey Wind due to his fast speed when running. During Tyrion Lannister's return to Winterfell, Rickon arrived with the direwolves, Summer, Grey Wind and Shaggydog in tow. When they caught the scent of the Tyrion, all three direwolves moved in to corner him and Tyrion was only saved when the Starks called off their wolves. During Bran's first ride on a horse since his fall, Robb, Grey Wind and Summer went off in search of deer leaving Bran alone. A small party of wildlings came upon Bran and promptly tried to rob him. Robb, Grey Wind and Summer returned and a fight ensued. Grey Wind killed Wallen and then ran down another of the wildlings. All of the wildlings were killed except for Osha, who surrendered and was taken captive for further questioning. He followed Robb around Winterfell and sat at his feet when he held court. When Greatjon Umber menaced Robb during an audience, Grey Wind bit two of the lord's fingers off, helping Robb gain the respect of Umber and other Stark bannermen. During the War of the Five Kings, Grey Wind followed Robb into battle and added significantly to Robb's fearsome reputation. At the Battle of the Whispering Wood, Grey Wind killed several men.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
Grey Wind went into battle several more times beside Robb. At the Battle of Oxcross he killed six or seven men and a man at both the Ashemark and the Crag. He did not like the smell of Rolph or Sybell Spicer, which led Catelyn Tully to urge Robb to send Rolph away. However, the fear and disquiet that Sybell and her children showed toward Grey Wind led Robb to send Grey Wind away from him more often than not, though he blamed the deaths of his brothers for his lack of faith in his direwolf.
Just before the Red Wedding, Grey Wind sensed the Freys' impending betrayal. He growled at Lothar Frey and Walder Rivers upon Robb's arrival at the Twins. Catelyn urged Robb to trust Grey Wind's instincts, but Robb had him tethered in the stables during the wedding. While the butchery of the Stark forces took place, Frey men would kill Grey Wind, but not before he was released by Raynald Westerling, allegedly killing four Frey wolfhounds and tearing the arm off of a man, even while being shot by crossbows. His head was sewn onto Robb's corpse as a final insult to the Starks.
Quotes about Grey Wind
|“||He’s killed too many men to fear them now.||”|
|“||Any man Grey Wind mislikes is a man I do not want close to you. These wolves are more than wolves, Robb. You must know that. I think perhaps the gods sent them to us. Your father’s gods, the old gods of the north.||”|
|“||I saw Lord Umber's giant-in chains and the Mallister eagle, but it was the boy who led them, with a monstrous wolf running at his side. I wasn't there to see, but it's said the beast killed four men and ripped apart a dozen horses.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 1, Bran
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 8, Bran
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 24, Bran
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 37, Bran
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion.
|Grey Wind | Ghost | Lady | Nymeria | Summer | Shaggydog|