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Jojen and Meera Reed by Amoka©
|Born||In +/- 286AL|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)
|Played by||Thomas Brodie-Sangster|
|TV series||Season 3|
Jojen is barely an adolescent when he arrives at Winterfell, but his gravity and mature personality make him seem older. He is short and slim with unusually deep green eyes, wearing green colored clothing. He knows a number of arcane things that he gleans from his dreams, including the day of his death.
In his childhood Jojen nearly died of greywater fever. While he was near death, he was visited by a Three-eyed crow that gave him the gift of greensight, causing him to experience prophetic dreams. One such dream involved a chained wolf that the three-eyed crow was trying to free from a chain. When Jojen told his father about the dream, Lord Howland sent him and his sister Meera to Winterfell.
A Clash of Kings
In the middle of a Harvest Feast Jojen and his sister Meera arrive to pledge the Reeds' support to Winterfell and Robb after Eddard Stark's death. Maester Luwin tells Bran that he should meet these two warmly because Howland Reed was a great friend of his father and these are his children. Jojen asks about the Direwolves, wanting to see them and is told they are in the Godswood.
Later, after Meera manages to defeat Summer using a net and frog spear, Jojen tells Bran that everyone in the Castle hears him scream when he sleeps, and asks about what frightens him. Jojen tells Bran that he should leave Winterfell sooner rather than later and Meera reveals that Jojen has the Greensight. Jojen and Meera ask Bran to tell them what frightens him; they tell him that that everyone in the Castle hears him scream when he sleeps. Bran does not tell, but is interested in what dreams Jojen has had. Jojen says he will tell if Bran will tell about his dreams. Jojen tells Bran that he is sure that he is the Winged Wolf bound to earth with chains.
Meera reveals that they were sent to Winterfell by their father after hearing about Jojen’s dreams. Bran tells them about the dreams of the three-eyed crow. The Crow has sent them to free him, and that the Crow is in the North beyond the Wall. Bran is also told that he must open his third eye to free himself. Bran says that he has only two, and that he does not need a third eye. Jojen’s questioning of Bran about his dreams upsets Bran, and Summer starts getting aggressive. Shaggydog also appears, brought by Summer’s anger. Meera tells Bran to call them off, but he does not know how, and Jojen tells Bran that Summer is reacting to his anger. When Meera tells Jojen to climb the tree, Jojen tells her that it is not yet time for him to die. Meera and Jojen escape up the Godswood. Bran calls Hodor, who chases off the wolves.
Later Jojen enters Bran’s room with Meera behind him after he is left in his room by Osha (while being carried, Bran questioned Osha who tells Bran that she has seen many of the mythical beasts of the North, but not a three-eyed-Crow). Bran finally tells them about his wolf dreams. Then Jojen reveals his dream: he dreamed that sea would come to Winterfell in the dark of night, drowning many people. Then Bran tells Jojen about his dreams of the Crow and the worst, his dreams of falling. Jojen tells him he is a Warg, and that he is powerful but will not fly unless he opens his third eye. Jojen also warns Bran not to tell anyone because people will fear him. After they leave, Bran attempts unsuccessfully to open the third eye.
In following days Bran tries to warn his household, but no one seems to believe him. He is also with Meera and Bran as they play a game of tiles and discuss the dreams. When Bran tells them that Maester Luwin thinks that it should be possible to change the dreams, Meera agrees with Bran that it should be possible. Meera gets angry with her brother when he tells them that what he sees always come true. Then Jojen reveals that he has seen bodies of Bran and Rickon at the feet of the man they call Reek (not yet revealed as being actually Ramsay Snow) and he is skinning off their faces with a knife. Meera states that she could go down to the dungeons and kill Reek now, but Jojen tells her she will not succeed; first the jailers would stop her, and they will never believe.
Later, Bran, Meera, Jojen, Rickon, Osha and Hodor fake an escape from Winterfell, returning to hide in the crypts until after the castle is sacked by Ramsay Bolton. Hodor has to force the crypts' door open with his massive strength and they find the castle destroyed. They discover many of the bodies of the people Jojen saw dead in his dream. In the godswood they find Maester Luwin unconscious. They waken him and he tells them of enemies in all directions. Luwin advises Osha to split the Stark children. Osha decides to take Rickon with her South and Jojen says that they will take Bran. After they separate, Jojen tells the others that their road is north, so he, Meera, Hodor and Bran travel north.
A Storm of Swords
Jojen is there when Hodor wakes Bran from the Wolf dream while in the ruins of a tower. Jojen warns Bran against spending too much time as the wolf, telling him that he must eat, and that eating in the Wolf Dream did not count. Bran tells Jojen that he wanted to eat the deer he had won in a fight against wolves; he was tired of the frogs Meera caught. Jojen asked if he had marked the trail, and Bran knows he did not do as Jojen told him again. Bran also points out that at one time Jojen was telling him to explore is skills in the Wolf dream and now he discourages him.
It is revealed that Jojen is so serious that he has was nicknamed little grandfather at Winterfell. Jojen tells them that the next day they need to leave. Meera questions him on why they should leave given they seem safe and there is plenty of food. Jojen tells her that this is not the place they need to be. Meera and then Bran state they want to go to a village to at least get horses (or a boat), but Jojen tells her that they cannot reveal themselves to anybody because Bran is safe as long as it is thought he is dead. He continues by stating they are not robbers. Jojen explains to them that they must find Bran’s teacher; Jojen does not have the knowledge to train him since Jojen does not understand the gifts that Bran was given, which are way beyond Jojen’s gift. Then Meera tells Bran that Jojen is right, what they are is servants, and they will do what he tells them to do. Bran tells them that he wants to fly, and to take him to the crow with tears in his eyes.
As they move north, they are fed with the fish Meera spears and the squirrels or hares Summer finds. Bran often watches as Meera spears fish, admiring her speed and precision. As they progress north food becomes harder to find, and even Summer is having a hard time finding food. Jojen insists that they keep away from roads because roads have travelers that will spread tales about a giant, a cripple boy and a wolf. Jojen tells them about the mountain folks, when asked if the mountain people know they are there, Bran knows they do because of his wolf dreams.
When they are desperate, and the weather is turning bad, Summer finds them a cave where they find a mountain man (Bran thinks he is a Liddle) that shares his food with them. When asked if they should take the King’s road, the mountain man tells them that things are dangerous. Now there are flayed men (the bastard’s men), and dead men. As for the wall he tells them that the Bear disappeared north of the wall with most of his men and that his ravens had returned with no messages. He continues by stating things were different when there was a Stark in Winterfell. Jojen tells him that the wolves will be back. In the morning the man is gone, but he left some food for them.
When Jojen tells Bran that Hodor likes it when somebody says his name, Bran tells them that that his real name is Walder and he is Nan’s distant progeny.
They arrive at a village in disrepair: the most substantial building, the inn, only having only some walls still standing. When asked about the place, Bran tells them that this is part of the New Gift given to the Night's Watch thanks to Queen Alysanne. The area had been abandoned because of raiding by the Wildings. With the Watch not being as strong, the villages could not be protected, and the small folk moved south even though the land is good for farming as Jojen had noted earlier. Jojen tells them they have to find shelter since a storm is coming.
There is a Holdfast in the middle of the lake, but Meera notes that they have no boat. Bran tells them there is a stone causeway hidden under the water, and Meera easily finds it once she knows it is there. When asked how he knows this Bran tells them that Old Nan told him. In honor Queen Alysanne, who stayed there, there was a gold crown on the Holdfast; some of the gold can still be seen. Meera leads them across as the causeway ziged and zaged. It goes almost a third of the way around the island before coming back. The water comes only up to Hodor’s waist and the Reed’s chests, and is slippery, making the journey treacherous. The door to the holdfast cannot be completely closed, but Meera is able to open it all the way. Stairs lead up and down, but are closed off by rusted iron grates which cannot be forced. Bran is able from Hodor’s back to reach up and pull open the rusted grate covering a murder hole above them.
They climb up through the murder hole to the safety of group of small cells on the second level with a total of 5 levels. Bran asks Jojen how they will get past the wall, but Jojen is not sure, only that one of the castles along the wall may give them a way through. He tells them they cannot go to the occupied castles (besides, the Nights Watch may not let them pass). Bran tells them that his uncle told him that the gates through the wall were sealed when they were abandoned. Meera says they should open them, but Bran worries about letting bad things back through. It is then that Jojen sees a man on a horse in the village and then the storm arrives. The thunder scares Hodor who starts screaming his name in fear. Bran is able to quite him after Jojen asks him to. Immediately after this Jojen spies many more men in the village. Hodor starts screaming again in agony, but nobody can control Hodor. Then Bran reaches for him as he had for Summer (Bran knows that he was Hodor for a second) and Hodor collapses on the floor almost comatose.
They arrive at the Nightfort, this castle chosen because of Jojen’s Greendream. They cannot figure out from here how to get across the wall, and Bran tells Jojen that they should have gone to the Castle Black, but Jojen tells him they dare not. Jojen reminds Bran that he had helped his brother at the Queen’s Crown through Summer, killing at least 3 of the Wildings. There had been too many of them and Summer had been hit by an arrow during his escape. Afterwards Bran could not reach Summer, being driven away by the pain. After that night, it took a while for the Wildings to leave, and so the group waited until the next day to leave. Summer had finally swum across, and Meera removed the arrow and treated the wound.
At the Nightfort Meera climbs to the top of the wall, and the other two search the buildings. They decide to sleep that night in the kitchen because it would provide some protection. The kitchen has a central well with steps inside leading down. As they go to sleep, Jojen states that maybe he would have a Greendream to show him the way. Bran cannot get to sleep, and then hears sounds that are coming from the well that are getting louder, footsteps. Bran wiggles over to Meera and wakes her. She hears the sound at once, arms herself, then goes to the well. Bran cannot let Meera handle the threat alone, so forces his way into Hordor (it is very difficult). As Hordor, he grabs a sword. When the thing finally comes over the edge of the well, Bran, in fear, loses connection with Hodor, who starts screaming. Meera traps the thing in her net and sticks him with her frog spear. When the fire is stoked up they see a girl, Gilly, with a baby and a fat man in the black of the Nights Watch trapped in the net. It is Sam.
The girl asks if Jojen is the one that Coldhands sent them to get, the one that Coldhands was sent to find. Coldhands had told them that there would be people in a castle. When Jojen asks how Sam and his group got through the wall, and Sam told him that they came through the Black Gate, a gate as old as the wall. Sam will have to take them back because only a man sworn to the Nights Watch can open the gate. Sam tells them that Coldhands was dressed in the black of the Nights Watch but pale. He rides an elk and has ravens.
Coldhands did not come because he cannot pass beyond the wall because there are spells woven into it. When Sam sees the cripple, the one Jojen tells him he is one that Coldhands wants, he recognizes Bran as Jon’s brother. When Jojen states that Bran is dead, Sam realizes that they are keeping Bran being alive a secret, and Sam states that he and Gilly can keep a secret. Bran then tells Sam that Jon is alive. When Summer licks Sam’s hand, Bran decides they will go with him. The gate is made of a White Weirwood with a withered face. The door opened its eyes and asked “Who are You.” Sam answers with a rhyme and the door allows them to pass.
A Dance with Dragons
Jojen, Bran, Meera, Hodor, and Coldhands travel north of the Wall in search of the three-eyed crow. They reach the cave of the three-eyed crow, but are ambushed by wights just outside the cave’s entrance. Because Jojen is too weak to continue, Meera carries him on her back. Inside the cave, the group meet the remaining children of the forest and the three-eyed crow.
Jojen falls into a resigned depression. He wants to go home to Greywater Watch. Meera implies while speaking with Bran that Jojen has had a greendream of his fate when he goes to Greywater Watch, and that the outcome is not good.
Earlier Bran had gotten angry at Jojen Reed when he continues to ask about the wolf dreams, and Summer starts growling at Jojen in response to Bran’s anger. Shaggydog appears and joins his brother wolf, and they attack. Jojen and his sister Meera escape by climbing a tree. Bran then talks to Maester Luwin about green dreams and the maester tells him dreams sometimes come true, but magic has gone, and dreams are just dreams. Afterwards Meera comes to his room, and Bran tells her about what the maester said. She leaves him with one of Jojen’s green dreams:
|“||You were sitting at supper, but instead of a servant, Maester Luwin brought you your food. He served you the king’s cut off the roast, the meat rare and bloody, but with a savory smell that made everyone’s mouth water. The meat he served the Freys was old and grey and dead. Yet they liked their supper better than you liked yours.||”|
Later Bran learns of his brother’s victory, and the death of Ser Stevron Frey from Maester Luwin. Bran knows that only Lord Tywin Lannister matters, as Big Walder states, which disquiets him. Niether Big Walder or Little Walder seem bothered by their uncle Ser Stevron Frey’s death, who note he was very old (50 or 60) and always tired. Little Walder asks if Ser Emmon Frey is now heir, and his brother gives him line of ascension: Ser Ryman Frey, Edwyn Frey, and Black Walder Frey, Petyr Frey, Aegon Frey and his sons. Little Walder states the Ryman is too old, and then asks if they think he will be lord, and Big Walder states he will be lord and does not care. The maester tells them that they should be ashamed. After Bran is carried back to his room, Jojen enters the room unbidden with Meera behind him. Brans asks Jojen if he had heard about the bird; it was not supper, it was a letter from Robb. Jojen tells him that the green dreams are not easy to understand. When Bran asks Jojen to tell him his dream, and that he will believe him no matter how strange it sounds. Then Jojen reveals:
|“||I dreamed that the sea was lapping all around Winterfell. I saw black waves crashing against the gates and towers, and then the salt water came flowing over the walls and filled the castle. Drowned men were floating in the yard. When I first dreamed the dream, back at Greywater, I didn’t know their faces, but now I do. That Alebelly is one, the guard who called our names at the feast. Your septon’s another. Your smith as well.||”|
Bran, confused and dismayed, replies:
|“||But the sea is hundreds and hundreds of leagues away, and Winterfell’s walls are so high the water couldn’t get in even if it did come||”|
To this Jojen replies:
|“||In the dark of night the salt sea will flow over these walls,” said jojen. “I saw the dead, bloated and drowned.||”|
Bran tries to warn others, but mostly the dream is dismissed. Ser Rodrik Cassel finally returns with a prisoner, Reek who was involved in the forced marriage and then murder of Lady Hornwood. Jojen reveals to Bran that he had a green dream where Reek is skinning off his face.
When Bran meets with the Reeds later that night, Meera agrees that it should be possible to change prophesies. Meera gets angry with her brother when he tells them that what he sees always come true. Then Meera states that Alebelly and Bran should both fight to avoid their fates. Bran asks if he drowns also and Jojen reveals another dream:
|“||Not drowned. I dreamed of the man who came today, the one they call Reek. You and your brother lay dead at his feet, and he was skinning off your faces with a long red blade.||”|
Meera states that she could go down to the dungeons and kill Reek now, but Jojen tells her she will not succeed; first the jailers would stop her, and they will never believe. Even if Bran went to Greywater the green dreams do not lie.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 9, Bran.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 21, Bran.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 28, Bran.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 46, Bran.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 40, Bran.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 4, Bran.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Bran II
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Bran III
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