Mystery knight

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This is about a type of tournament contestant. For the novella, see The Mystery Knight.
Duncan the Tall as a mystery knight - by Marc Simonetti ©

A mystery knight is a contestant at a tournament that competes without revealing his identity. The contestant may or may not reveal his identity later. Mystery knights choose to conceal their names for a variety of reasons.


When Meera Reed tells Bran Stark of the Knight of the Laughing Tree, who competed in the Tourney at Harrenhal, Bran recalls from his education: "Mystery knights would oft appear at tourneys, with helms concealing their faces, and shields that were either blank or bore some strange device."[1]


Besides the Knight of the Laughing Tree, other mystery knights include:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
  4. The Mystery Knight.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.