Hosteen Frey

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Hosteen Frey
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Alias Ser Stupid
Title Ser
Allegiance House Frey
Born In or between 249 AC and 258 AC[1]
Spouse Bellena Hawick
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 (appears)
Hosteen Frey by Cloudninja9©

Ser Hosteen Frey is a knight of House Frey, the sixth son of Lord Walder Frey, the first one born of his third wife, Amarei Crakehall. He is married to Bellena Hawick.[2] Hosteen is a seasoned soldier and the fiercest fighter of Walder's brood.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Hosteen Frey

Hosteen is a husky man with a square face.[3] He is brawny, on account of his Crakehall ancestry, with a jut of jaw and arms thick with muscle. He is compared to a bull, slow to anger but implacable when aroused.[4] While he favors his mother's family and is considered the strongest of all the Freys, [3] Stannis Baratheon judges him to be very dim and stupid.[5]


Ser Hosteen participated in the tourney at Lannisport, which was held to celebrate King Robert I Baratheon's victory over Greyjoy's Rebellion. He was defeated by the eventual champion, Ser Jorah Mormont.[6] Ser Hosteen rode in the tourney held at King's Landing in 298 AC, but he was unhorsed by Ser Loras Tyrell.[7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Hosteen attends the Hand's tourney in King's Landing with five of his brothers.[8] He is nearby when Catelyn Stark informs her son, Robb, of the alliance negotiated with Lord Walder Frey.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Hosteen is captured by House Lannister,[2] presumably during the battle on the Green Fork. Arya Stark observes four Freys being ransomed at Harrenhal.[9]

Hosteen is later a member of the Frey contingent commanded by Ser Aenys Frey and Lord Roose Bolton at Harrenhal. He claims to have been captured by Lord Tywin Lannister once.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Hosteen is among the Freys that meet Ser Jaime Lannister when he arrives at Harrenhal with the Brave Companions. Hosteen is introduced to Lady Catelyn Stark at the Twins on the eve of Lord Edmure Tully's wedding to Roslin Frey.[10] During the Red Wedding Hosteen kills Lucas Blackwood.[11]

A Feast for Crows

Ser Aenys Frey and Ser Hosteen command the two thousand Frey swords that are sent with Lord Roose Bolton to retake the north.[12]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Hosteen and Aenys are present at the wedding of Ramsay Bolton to "Arya Stark", actually Jeyne Poole.[13] In the worsening cold, he loses an ear to frostbite. When several men-at-arms are murdered Hosteen at first suspects Theon Greyjoy but later suspects Lord Wyman Manderly of ordering the deaths. Ser Jared Frey, Symond Frey and Rhaegar Frey went to White Harbor to treat with Wyman and have not been seen since, to which Hosteen suspects foul play. When Little Walder Frey is found dead, Hosteen accuses Lord Manderly, who denies the charge while insulting House Frey. This enrages Hosteen, who attacks Wyman and would have killed him if not for the intervention of White Harbor knights.[14]

In order to prevent a battle inside the castle between his own army, Roose Bolton sends Hosteen and Aenys Frey in the vanguard to attack Stannis Baratheon's army.[14]

The Winds of Winter

The Frey vanguard falls into a pit trap set by Mors Umber. Aenys Frey is killed, placing Ser Hosteen in command of the Frey force sent to battle Stannis. This news pleases Stannis Baratheon, as Hosteen is not very bright, to the point that Stannis refers to him as Ser Stupid.[5]


Wyman: White Harbor does not fear to ride with you, Ser Hosteen. Lead us out, and my knights will ride behind you.

Hosteen: Close enough to drive a lance through my back, aye. Where are my kin, Manderly? Tell me that.[15]

- Wyman Manderly and Hosteen

Quotes about Hosteen

Angry foes do not concern me. Anger makes men stupid, and Hosteen Frey was stupid to begin with, if half of what I have heard of him is true. Let him come.[5]
- Stannis Baratheon to Theon Greyjoy


Amarei Crakehall
Bellena Hawick
Lucias Vypren
Betharios of Braavos
Wynafrei Whent
Ryella Royce
Damon Vypren
Elyana Vypren
Jon Wylde
Rickard Wylde

Mariya Darry
Carolei Waynwood
Pate of the Blue Fork
Lancel Lannister
"Fat" Walda
Roose Bolton
"Little" Walder

Beony Beesbury

References and Notes

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