Paxter Redwyne - by Chris Dien. © Fantasy Flight Games
|Title|| Lord of the Arbor|
Master of ships
|Spouse||Lady Mina Tyrell|
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Paxter Redwyne is the Lord of the Arbor and head of House Redwyne. He is married to his cousin, Mina Tyrell, the sister of his liege lord, Mace Tyrell; he is thus twice a nephew of the Queen of Thorns, Olenna Redwyne. By her Paxter has two sons, Ser Horas and Ser Hobber, and a daughter, Desmera. Paxter commands the Redwyne fleet from his galleas, the Arbor Queen. His healer is Maester Ballabar.
- See also: Images of Paxter Redwyne
Paxter is stooped of shoulder, thin, and balding with only a few orange tufts of hair remaining.
Following the lead of his liege lord, Paxter Redwyne remained loyal to the Targaryens during Robert's Rebellion. During the year-long siege of Storm's End, the Redwyne fleet blockaded Stannis Baratheon from being resupplied by sea, complementing Lord Mace Tyrell's land forces. The siege was nearly successful, but the Baratheon garrison was resupplied when the smuggler Davos slipped through the Redwyne fleet. Following the defeat of the Targaryens and the deaths of King Aerys II and his heirs, he swore fealty to King Robert I Baratheon when Lord Eddard Stark arrived to break the siege.
A Clash of Kings
With his sons held hostage by Queen Cersei, Paxter is the only Tyrell bannerman who does not declare for Renly Baratheon for fear of his sons' lives. However, following Renly's death, Petyr Baelish suggests they send one of Paxter's sons back to him as a gesture of goodwill. Petyr believes Paxter would not want Stannis Baratheon on the Iron Throne considering Paxter besieged him at Storm's End during the War of the Usurper. Paxter participates in the Battle of the Blackwater, when House Tyrell joins with House Lannister to smash Stannis's army.
A Storm of Swords
Paxter serves on the small council of King Joffrey I Baratheon. At Joffrey's royal wedding, Lord Paxter gives a scale model of a ship being built on the Arbor that will be named King Joffrey's Valor after the king. Following Joffrey's assassination, Paxter is called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion Lannister. He tells of how he heard Tyrion threaten the king.
A Feast for Crows
Lord Paxter attends the wedding of King Tommen I and Margaery Tyrell. Later, he is sent to command Tommen's forces at the siege of Dragonstone, where he intends to take the castle bloodlessly by either starving out the defenders or creating a breach in the walls through mining, forcing the defenders to surrender and reducing Stannis's last stronghold in the south. Queen Cersei later sends Ser Loras Tyrell of the Kingsguard to take command, who leads a reckless storming of the stronghold in an effort to free up the Redwyne fleet to fight the ironborn in the Reach.
A Dance with Dragons
After the arrest of Queen Cersei by the High Sparrow, Lord Paxter is given a seat at the small council and made master of ships and grand admiral by Ser Kevan Lannister, the new Lord Regent. Paxter and his Redwyne fleet are last reported as passing Dorne during their voyage back to the Arbor.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Old Way and the New.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 36, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.