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Shadrich of the Shady Glen|
The Mad Mouse
|Allegiance||House Baelish of Harrenhal|
A Feast for Crows (appears)|
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The Winds of Winter (appears)
Ser Shadrich, known as Shadrich of the Shady Glen and the Mad Mouse, is a hedge knight. His coat of arms is a large white mouse with red eyes on bendy brown and blue. The brown is for the lands he has crossed and the blue the rivers. The location of the Shady Glen is unknown.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Shadrich
Shadrich is a wiry, fox-faced man with a sharp nose and bristly orange hair. Though he is not more than five foot two, short enough to be mistaken for a boy, he has the face of a much older man, with wrinkles by his mouth and hard eyes. He also has a scar beneath his ear.
A Feast for Crows
Ser Shadrich fought for Stannis Baratheon in the Battle of the Blackwater. After Stannis's defeat, Shadrich was forced to pay a ransom he could not afford, meaning that he was ruined financially. Shadrich becomes a hired knight for the merchant Hibald and his serving men.
While Shadrich is escorting Hibald's party to Duskendale, they are joined by Brienne of Tarth, Ser Creighton Longbough, and Ser Illifer the Penniless. When Brienne says she is searching for her lost sister, Shadrich realizes that it is Sansa Stark whom Brienne seeks. Shadrich explains Varys is offering a plump bag of gold for Sansa, which would return him to the status he enjoyed before the Blackwater. Shadrich offers to split the reward, but Brienne carries on pretending she is seeking her sister. Shadrich becomes sarcastic as he knows she is lying.
After Brienne abandons her traveling companions at the Old Stone Bridge, she worries that Shadrich might be following her. It is actually Podrick Payne who follows Brienne after Duskendale, however.
Ser Shadrich eventually turns up at the Gates of the Moon as a newly-hired hedge knight in service to Lord Petyr Baelish. Along with Ser Byron and Ser Morgarth, Shadrich is introduced to Alayne Stone in the west tower of the Gates.
The Winds of Winter
The day before the tourney for the Brotherhood of Winged Knights, Alayne Stone is greeting the guests arriving at the Gates of the Moon when she bumps into Ser Shadrich. He tells her and Myranda Royce that he does not intend to participate in the joust whose winners will be the Winged Knights, as "a mouse with wings would be a silly sight". Alayne asks if he will enter the melee instead, where there are to be prizes for the champions and a chance for ransoms. Shadrich replies that a good melee is all a hedge knight can hope for, unless he stumbles upon a bag of dragons. Later, at the feast, Alayne dances with Ser Shadrich, among others.
Quotes by Shadrich
I am big enough where it counts, wench.
– Shadrich to Brienne Tarth
Your common mouse will run from blood and battle. The mad mouse seeks them out.
– Shadrich to Brienne Tarth
It is no easy thing to fight with your off hand.
– Shadrich on Jaime Lannister losing his sword hand
We mice are quiet creatures.
Quotes about Shadrich
He had the sort of easy arrogance that comes with skill at arms.
– thoughts of Brienne Tarth