Howland Reed by Sir Heartsalot©
|Title||Lord of Greywater Watch|
|Born||In or between 260 AC and 265 AC, at Greywater Watch|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Howland Reed is the head of House Reed and the Lord of Greywater Watch. He holds dominion over the crannogmen of the Neck. Howland’s children are Meera and Jojen. He is one of Eddard Stark's closest friends and fought alongside him in many conflicts during Robert's Rebellion.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Howland Reed
Howland Reed first met the Starks during the tourney at Harrenhal, when he was beset by rowdy squires and protected by Lyanna Stark. Later, a mystery challenger dubbed the Knight of the Laughing Tree entered the joust to defend his honor, though the knight's identity remains unknown.
Howland fought alongside Eddard during Robert's Rebellion, and accompanied Eddard to the Tower of Joy to reclaim Eddard's abducted sister Lyanna. Only he and Eddard survived, and Eddard once claimed that Howland Reed saved his life from Ser Arthur Dayne. Since the end of that conflict, Lord Reed has not left the Neck. With Eddard's death, Howland is apparently the only remaining person to have witnessed the mysterious events that took place in the tower that day.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
At Hag's Mire, King Robb tasks Galbart Glover and Maege Mormont with sailing into the Neck to inform Howland of his plan to recover Moat Cailin from the ironborn. Robb is killed in the Red Wedding before the plan can be put into action, however.
A Dance with Dragons
The ironborn garrison of Moat Cailin is weakened by the guerrilla warfare practiced by Howland's crannogmen.
Quotes about Howland
|“||He would have killed me but for Howland Reed.||”|
|“||My father knew the worth of Howland Reed.||”|
|“||He will appear eventually.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ See the Howland Reed calculation.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, "Howland Reed".
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 21, Bran III.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
- ↑ So Spake Martin. Tidbits from the Con (Worldcon, Philadelphia, PA) September 01, 2001.
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