Oswell Whent

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
House Whent.png
Oswell Whent
Ser Oswell Whent TheMico.jpg
Oswell Whent, by TheMico

Title Ser
Allegiance House Whent
Culture Rivermen
Born At Harrenhal[1]
Died In 283 AC, at the Tower of Joy, Dorne
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[2] He was known and remembered for his dark humor.[4]


Lord Walter Whent, Oswell's older brother, announced the tourney at Harrenhal shortly after a visit from Oswell. It was proposed by Varys and believed by some that Prince Rhaegar Targaryen was secretly sponsoring the tourney in order to gather lords together to deal with the matter of his mad father, King Aerys II Targaryen, and used Oswell as a go-between to Lord Whent.[5][6]

Oswell was present at the tourney at Harrenhal when Ser Jaime Lannister became a member of the Kingsguard.[7]

At the end of Robert's Rebellion, Eddard Stark encountered Ser Oswell and two other knights of the Kingsguard, Ser Gerold Hightower and Ser Arthur Dayne, at the Tower of Joy in Dorne. Eddard told them that King's Landing had already fallen and that King Aerys II Targaryen 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.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Eddard Stark, fevered in the black cells of the Red Keep, dreams of the showdown at the Tower of Joy, where he and his companions encountered and battled Ser Oswell Whent and two other knights of the Kingsguard, Ser Gerold Hightower and Ser Arthur Dayne.[2]

A Storm of Swords

With his head on a weirwood stump, Jaime Lannister dreams he is below Casterly Rock, and is confronted with the shades of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and his fellow Kingsguard, Oswell Whent, Jon Darry, Lewyn Martell, Gerold Hightower, and Arthur Dayne. They admonish Jaime for his murder of King Aerys II Targaryen, and for his failure to protect Rhaegar's wife and children.[8]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Barristan Selmy recalls that Lord Walter Whent announced the tourney at Harrenhal shortly after a visit from his brother, Ser Oswell Whent.[5]



Quotes by Oswell

Eddard: I looked for you on the Trident.

Gerold: We were not there.
Oswell: Woe to the Usurper if we had been.[2]

- Eddard Stark, Gerold Hightower, and Oswell

Quotes about Oswell

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.[4]
- Jaime Lannister to Loras Tyrell

References and Notes

  1. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Oswell Whent.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
  3. Tweet by @EddieEyre: "'Gerold Hightower', but the character was an amalgamation of both really", 9 May 2016
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.
  6. The World of Ice and Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 31, Jaime IV.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.

Navigation menu