Appearance and Character
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Osney is a tall man with a hooked nose and a shaven face. His dark hair reaches his collar. Like his two brothers, he is illiterate. Osmund thinks that he and Osfryd are stronger than Osney.
Osney and his brothers are amiable, being popular with both knights and servants and amorous with serving women. Tyrion Lannister considers all three to be deceitful and unsavory, but none as dangerous as Bronn.
A Clash of Kings
During the Battle of the Blackwater, Osney brings reports to Queen Regent Cersei Lannister, and he aids Osfryd. Osney informs Ser Dontos Hollard of Stannis Baratheon's defeat in the battle.
A Storm of Swords
Osney and Osfryd are given their knighthoods after the Battle of the Blackwater, though they took no part in the actual fighting. The Kettleblacks bring Prince Tommen Baratheon back from Rosby after the death of Ser Jacelyn Bywater.
All three of the Kettleblack brothers give evidence against Tyrion in his trial for the the murder of King Joffrey. Osfryd and Osney mention Tyrion's threats against Cersei, although they omit that Tyrion had done so after Alayaya was harmed.
A Feast for Crows
Ser Osney and his brothers are ordered by Queen Cersei to dispose of the corpse of Shae. Cersei tells them that what they do with the corpse is of no concern. Ser Boros Blount and the Kettleblacks also kill two gaolers on Cersei's orders, which upsets Jaime.
Cersei has Osney kill the High Septon, fearing what Lancel Lannister might have told the man. Osney sneaks into the Great Sept and smothers the High Septon with a pillow while he sleeps. As a reward Cersei beds him.
Cersei tasks Osney with seducing and bedding Queen Margaery Tyrell, with the pair to be discovered by Osney's brother, Ser Osmund of the Kingsguard. Tommen would then send Osney to the Wall as punishment, where he can kill the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jon Snow. Cersei promises Osney a pardon and lordship when both these tasks are completed.
Cersei names Osney as the sworn shield of King Tommen I Baratheon so that the knight can be close to Margaery. The young queen responds to Osney's advances with nothing but teasing, however, so Cersei hatches a new scheme. She tells Osney to go the new High Septon (known as the High Sparrow) and falsely confess to bedding Margaery and two of her three cousins. Cersei then lets him bed her again to make sure he obeys.
During his own torture, the Blue Bard is forced to list those he claims are Queen Margaery's secret lovers, including Osney. Osney confesses to the High Sparrow, who has Margaery and her cousins arrested. The High Sparrow is suspicious, however, as he has never heard a confession from a man so pleased to be guilty. The High Sparrow then has Osney whipped to verify his confession. Under that torture, Osney tells a different story, which implicates Cersei in the death of the previous High Septon and in having sexual relations with Osney. This news allows the High Sparrow to arrest Cersei on similar charges to those of Margaery.
A Dance with Dragons
Osney: I'd rather be the queen's guard, if it please Your Grace.Cersei: You are a wicked man, and no true knight, I think.
Cersei: You have a bold tongue, ser. You will make me forget myself again.
Osney: Good. My sweet queen.
—Cersei Lannister and Osney
—Cersei Lannister and Osney
Usually if I lie about some woman, it's me saying how I never fucked them and them saying how I did. This ... I never lied to no High Septon before. I think you go to some hell for that. One o' the bad ones.—Osney to Cersei Lannister
—High Sparrow and Osney
Quotes about Osney
—Cersei Lannister to Osney
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Osney Kettleblack.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 54, Tyrion XII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 62, Sansa VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 4, Tyrion I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei IX.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.