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|Died||In 299 AC, at Skirling Pass|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (appears)|
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
|Played by||Mackenzie Crook|
|TV series||Season 3|
A Clash of Kings
While inhabiting his eagle to search for a party of rangers, Orell's human body was killed by Jon Snow. Due to the magic of skinchanging, a portion of Orell's consciousness remained in the eagle, which developed a fierce hatred for Jon Snow. He was instrumental in helping Rattleshirt track down and capture Jon and Qhorin Halfhand. He attacked Jon and scarred his face with its talons.
A Storm of Swords
Another skinchanger, Varamyr Sixskins, took control of the eagle. He used the eagle to scout Castle Black and therefore learned early about Stannis's arrival at the wall. Melisandre killed the eagle with her fire magic, driving Varamyr insane and supposedly killing the remnants of Orell inside the eagle.