House Bolton guards

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Dreadfort Sentinels by artist Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games.

House Bolton guards are guardsmen in the service of House Bolton. Steelshanks Walton is the captain of Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort.[1]


Bolton guardsmen usually wear fur cloaks,[2] while their sergeants wear pale pink cloaks decorated with red teardrops.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Arya Stark kills a Bolton guard at Harrenhal and whispers valar morghulis - by Tim Tsang ©

Arya Stark kills a tall, thin Bolton guard at one of Harrenhal's postern gates when she escapes with Gendry and Hot Pie.[2]

Ramsay Snow brings some of the Dreadfort's garrison to Winterfell, where they betray Ser Rodrik Cassel.[4]

A Storm of Swords

When Lord Roose Bolton hosts Ser Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth at Harrenhal, the castle's Hall of a Hundred Hearths is guarded by a dozen spearmen. Roose tasks Walton with escorting Jaime to King's Landing.[5]

Sandor Clegane brings Arya Stark to the Twins during the wedding of Lord Edmure Tully to Roslin Frey. Outside the castles, they are stopped by a Bolton sergeant who is more wary than Ser Donnel Haigh.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Walton commands Lord Bolton's guards while in Barrowton[1] and Winterfell.[7] Bolton spearmen are forced to intervene when Freys clash with Manderlys.[7]

Known Bolton guards

References and Notes

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