Oswell Whent

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Oswell Whent
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Whent
Culture Rivermen
Died In 283 AC, at Tower of Joy
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Ser Oswell Whent was a knight of House Whent and a member of King Aerys II Targaryen's Kingsguard.[1] An amalgamation of Oswell and Ser Gerold Hightower is portrayed by Eddie Eyre during a flashback in Season 6 of the television adaptation Game of Thrones.[2]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Oswell Whent

Oswell wore a distinctive helmet emblazoned with a black bat with its wings spread, symbolizing House Whent.[1] He was known and remembered for his dark humor.[3]


Oswell was present at the tourney at Harrenhal where Ser Jaime Lannister became a member of the Kingsguard.[4] According to Ser Barristan Selmy, Lord Walter Whent, Oswell's older brother, announced the tourney shortly after a visit from Oswell.[5]

In his feverish dreams Eddard Stark remembers he met Ser Oswell and two other knights of the Kingsguard, Ser Gerold Hightower and Ser Arthur Dayne, at the Tower of Joy. Eddard told them that King's Landing had already fallen and that King Aerys II was dead. In the ensuing conflict all three Kingsguard were killed. Eddard had been with six northern companions, but he and Howland Reed were the only survivors.[1]


I learned from the White Bull and Barristan the Bold. I learned from Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, who could have slain all five of you with his left hand while he was taking a piss with the right. I learned from Prince Lewyn of Dorne and Ser Oswell Whent and Ser Jonothor Darry, good men every one.[3]
- Jaime Lannister to Loras Tyrell

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
  2. Tweet by @EddieEyre: "'Gerold Hightower', but the character was an amalgamation of both really", 9 May 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 31, Jaime IV.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.

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