Patrek of King's Mountain

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Patrek of King's Mountain
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Patrek of King's Mountain, by TheMico ©

Alias Patrek of King's Mountain
Title Ser
Culture Westerosi
Born Westeros[1]
Died In 300 ACCastle Black
Personal arms A blue five pointed star on white
(Argent, a mullet of five points azure)
Book A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Ser Patrek of King's Mountain is a knight from King's Mountain, in the service of King Stannis Baratheon. He is one of the queen's men.[2]


Patrek is clean-shaven, and windburnt.[3] The knight is bold and haughty.[3]

Patrek's cloth-of-silver surcoat is emblazoned with a blue five-pointed star.[3] He owns a cloak of white fur,[3] as well as a white wool cloak bordered in cloth-of-silver and patterned with five-pointed stars.[4][5]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Patrek loses his lands in southern Westeros when King Stannis Baratheon sails for the Wall.[6] When Stannis marches for the battle beneath the Wall, Ser Patrek remains at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea with Queen Selyse Florent. Patrek accompanies her to Castle Black, is prepared to fight Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun, and escorts Selyse to the King's Tower.[3] He commands the queen's men protecting Selyse at the castle.[4]

Thinking he would have made a better husband for Alys Karstark than Sigorn, Patrek is angry during their wedding. He is hostile toward Satin, and has become smitten with Val.[6][4]

When Selyse decides that Patrek should marry Val, Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, explains that free folk must be stolen, showing the man's strength.[5] Patrek is later slain at Hardin's Tower, where Val is staying, killed by Wun Wun. After tearing off the knight's sword arm, the giant smashes Patrek's body against the tower, ruining the knight's head. Jon attempts to calm Wun Wun, but the Lord Commander is then stabbed in the mutiny at Castle Black.[5]

Quotes by Patrek

Jon: My lord father used to say a man should never draw his sword unless he means to use it.
Patrek: Using it was my intent.[3]

Jon Snow and Patrek

No man has ever had cause to question my courage. No woman ever will.[5]

—Patrek to Jon Snow

Quotes about Patrek

Another bloody southron fool.[3]

—thoughts of Jon Snow

Axell: Ser Patrek feels he would have made a better match for Lady Alys. His lands were lost to him when he came north.
Jon: There are many in this hall who have lost far more than that, and more who have given up their lives in service to the realm. Ser Patrek should count himself fortunate.[6]

So I invented a character called Ser Patrek of King's Mountain and described his heraldry as looking somewhat like the heraldry of the Dallas Cowboys with the silver star on a white field. And then I had him ripped apart by a giant.[7]

Behind the Scenes

Patrek is named after Patrick St. Denis, a friend of George R. R. Martin and a resident of Montreal (which can be translated from French as Mount Royal or King's Mountain). St. Denis is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys American football team (whose logo is a blue star on silver), while Martin supports the rival New York Giants.[7]