Mad Huntsman

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Mad Huntsman
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The Mad Huntsman by Mike Capprotti © Fantasy Flight Games

Alias The Huntsman
Allegiance brotherhood without banners
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)

The Mad Huntsman is the owner of a pack of dogs from Stoney Sept. His given name is unknown.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of the Mad Huntsman

The Mad Huntsman is stocky, balding, and weak-chinned. He wears patched tan leathers and is considered quarrelsome.[1]

The Huntsman's pack includes black mastiffs, lean wolfhands, black-and-white sheepdogs, and shaggy brindled dogs.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

During the War of the Five Kings, Stoney Sept is attacked by Lannisters. The attackers rape the Mad Huntsman's wife and his sister, torch his crops, eat half his sheep and kill the rest for spite, and slay six of his dogs. The dog carcasses are thrown into his well.[2]

The Mad Huntsman becomes a leader of Stoney Sept after the death of Ser Wilbert at the hands of the Lannisters. A member of the brotherhood without banners,[3] he somewhat alleviates the famine around Stoney Sept by bringing in a flock of sheep.[2]

After Ser Jaime Lannister escapes from Riverrun, a group of northmen rape and murder after failing to find him at Tumbler's Falls. The Mad Huntsman captures these northmen and imprisons them in crow cages at Stoney Sept.[2]

One of the sons of Tom of Sevenstreams joins the Mad Huntsman in search of Jaime.[2] The dozen-strong party catches Sandor Clegane instead, and the Huntsman intends to put the Hound in a crow cage. His dogs feast on the corpse of a fat northman. After a tense confrontation with Lem, Greenbeard, and Anguy, however, the Mad Huntsman agrees to take Sandor before his sometime ally,[4] Lord Beric Dondarrion.[1]

After the unhappy Huntsman brings Sandor before Beric in the hollow hill, Sandor denies the Huntsman's claims of having participated in Lannister crimes at Sherrer and Mummer's Ford.[1] The Hound defeats the lightning lord in a trial by battle, but Beric is revived by Thoros of Myr.[1] Beric sends the Mad Huntsman and Greenbeard to buy grain south of the Mander with gold confiscated from Sandor.[5]

Quotes by the Mad Huntsman

Sandor: How about you? Or did you leave all your courage in your kennels?

Huntsman: No, but I should have left you in a crow cage. I might still.[1]

- Sandor Clegane and the Mad Huntsman

Quotes about the Mad Huntsman

One of our lads keeps the meanest dogs you'd ever want to see.[6]
- Harwin to Arya Stark


Captain: He took his dogs out for a sniff round. If Ser Jaime's hereabouts, they'll find him. I've seen them dogs rip bears apart. Think they'll like the taste of lion blood?

Lem: A chewed-up corpse's no good to no one. The Huntsman bloody well knows that, too.[2]

- Captain of Stoney Sept and Lem

References and Notes

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