Lord of Bones
Rattleshirt by John Aslarona©
Lord o' Bones
Bag o' Bones
|Died||In 300 AC, at Castle Black|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)
|Played by|| Edward Dogliani ~ Season 2 | Season 3|
Ross O'Hennessy ~ Season 5
|TV series||Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 5|
The Lord of Bones, also mocked as "Rattleshirt" by the brothers of the Night's Watch, is a wildling leader of renown. He is called Rattleshirt due to his armor, which is made up of loosely-tied bones that clatter as he moves. He wears a broken giant's skull as his helm.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Rattleshirt
He is a small man, with a knobby chin, thin mustache and pinched cheeks. His eyebrows join over the bridge of his nose, he has a widow's peak and dark hair. He is considered sly, cruel and treacherous.
A Clash of Kings
When the Night's Watch plans for the coming battle with the gathered wildlings, they are wary of a few of the leaders, Rattleshirt among them. Rattleshirt leads the party that catches up with Qhorin Halfhand and Jon Snow. He commands Jon to kill Qhorin.
A Storm of Swords
Rattleshirt brings Jon Snow to Mance Rayder. He is dismissed by Mance, but not before he casts suspicion on Jon's true motives. During the wildling assault on the Wall, Rattleshirt was spotted near Long Barrow. Rattleshirt was captured by the Night's Watch and was trotted out at the meeting between Jon Snow and Lord Janos Slynt as a witness of the death of Qhorin Halfhand at the hands of Jon.
A Dance with Dragons
When Mance Rayder is executed by Stannis and the Watch, the man who they killed was actually Rattleshirt, who was glamoured by Melisandre to appear as Mance. Meanwhile the real Mance, via an enchanted ruby worn around his wrist, appears as Rattleshirt.
Quotes by the Lord of Bones
|“||To crows I be the Lord o’ Bones.||”|
|“||Might be you fooled these others, crow, but don’t think you’ll be fooling Mance. He’ll take one look a’ you and know you’re false. And when he does, I’ll make a cloak o’ your wolf there, and open your soft boy’s belly and sew a weasel up inside.||”|
Quotes about the Lord of Bones
|“||Rattleshirt, we called him. Treacherous and bloodthirsty. If there’s honor in him, he hides it down beneath his suit of bones.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 68, Jon VIII.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 15, Jon II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 48, Jon VI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 69, Jon IX.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 10, Jon III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 76, Jon XI.