Orell

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Orell
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Culture free folk
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

Orell is a free folk raider and a skinchanger who controls an eagle.[1] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Mackenzie Crook.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

While inhabiting his eagle to search for a party of rangers, Orell's human body and another wildling are killed in the Skirling Pass by Jon Snow. Stonesnake and Jon toss the bodies into the depths below, and Jon takes prisoner Ygritte.[2]

Due to the magic of skinchanging, a portion of Orell's consciousness remains in the eagle, which develops a fierce hatred for Jon. He is instrumental in helping Rattleshirt track down and capture Jon and Qhorin Halfhand.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Orell's eagle attacks the captive Jon and scars his face with its talons.[1]

Another skinchanger, Varamyr Sixskins, takes control of Orell's eagle.[4] Varamyr uses the eagle to scout Castle Black and spots Stannis Baratheon's arrival at the Wall.[4] Melisandre kills the eagle with her fire magic, however, driving Varamyr insane and supposedly killing the remnants of Orell inside the eagle.[4][5]

Quotes

The bird hates you, Jon Snow. And well he might. He was a man, before you killed him.[3]
- Ygritte to Jon Snow


Can a bird hate? Jon had slain the wilding Orell, but some part of the man remained within the eagle. The golden eyes looked out on him with cold malevolence.[1]
- thoughts of Jon Snow


Bag o' Bones, call off your hellcrow![1]
- Tormund to Rattleshirt

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