Pia

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Pia
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Art by TheThreeHares

Alias Pretty Pia
Allegiance House Whent
Born At Harrenhal
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)

Pia, also known as Pretty Pia, is a servant of House Whent who works in the buttery at Harrenhal. She has a reputation for promiscuity.

Character and Appearance

A pretty girl,[1] Pia is sweet and simple.[2] After angering Gregor Clegane, she has a broken nose and is missing half of her teeth.

History

Pia was born at Harrenhal.[2] She was a young girl at the time of Lord Walter Whent's great tourney.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Lord Tywin Lannister takes Harrenhal, Pia works at the buttery[3] and sleeps with many of his knights.[4] When Lord Roose Bolton arrives after the fall of Harrenhal, he sets up stocks near the bear pit for all the women who slept with Lannister men-at-arms, including Pia, and locks them up for any man to use. Arya Stark observes her being used by soldiers from House Frey[5]

A Storm of Swords

Pia is sent by Qyburn to Ser Jaime Lannister's bedchamber as Jaime recovers in Harrenhal after losing his sword hand. She mentions that as a little girl she witnessed him being raised to the Kingsguard, and that she has long fantasized about him. Nonetheless, he sends her away.[1]

A Feast for Crows

When Jaime returns to Harrenhal, Pia is one of only three of Lady Shella Whent's servants remaining in the castle, and is not nearly so pretty as she had been. For speaking when he wanted silence, Gregor smashed Pia's face with a mailed fist, breaking her nose and knocking out half of her teeth.[2] Pia develops a habit of covering her mouth when she speaks, to hide her broken teeth.[6]

When Pia first sees Jaime she falls at his feet, sobbing and clinging to his leg with hysterical strength till Ser Lyle Crakehall pulls her off. Jaime tells her that no one will hurt her now - but that only makes her sob louder. Jaime notices that she is very different from the sweet, simple, giggly creature who had crawled beneath his blankets during his previous stay at Harrenhal.[2] He thinks she is still pretty enough as long as she keeps her mouth closed.[6]

When one of the Mountain's men tries to rape Pia, Jaime commands Ser Ilyn Payne to take his head off. As they force him to his knees the perplexed man says they had her hundreds of times. When Ilyn presents Pia with his head she smiles through her ruined teeth.[6]

When the godly Ser Bonifer Hasty is named by Jaime as temporary castellan of Harrenhal, he refers to Pia as a whore and wants her gone from Harrenhal. Jaime agrees to take her into his entourage as a washer woman.[2] Jaime believes she is likely barren, as she has not become pregnant after being with numerous soldiers.[6]

Pia rides with Jaime's squires, on a gelding Josmyn "Peck" Peckledon has found for her; Jaime notices that Peck is interested in her. Upon arriving at Darry, Jaime bathes in a tub, and is uncomfortably aware of Pia. After dismissing her Jaime asks Peck if he wants her and advises the youth to be kind if he beds her. Jaime suggests they use the empty bed of Lancel Lannister, Lord of Darry.[6]

By the time they reach Riverrun, Peck and Pia are regularly having sex.[7] Jaime often goes to sleep to the sound of them in a corner of the tent. Pia is present in the tent when Jaime delivers his terms to Ser Edmure Tully.[8]

Quotes by Pia

I was a slip of a girl when you came for Lord Whent's tourney and the king give you your cloak. You were so handsome all in white, and everyone said what a brave knight you were. Sometimes when I'm with some man, I close my eyes and pretend it's you on top of me, with your smooth skin and gold curls. I never truly thought I'd have you, though.[1]
- Pia to Jaime Lannister

Quotes about Pia

She is a font of corruption. I won't have her near my men, flaunting her .... parts.[2]
- Bonifer Hasty to Jaime Lannister


Pia listened as solemnly as a girl of five being lessoned by her septa. That's all she is, a little girl in a woman's body, scarred and scared.[6]
- thoughts of Jaime Lannister


Remember your vows. Pia is more fit for Tyrion's bed than yours.[6]
- thoughts of Jaime Lannister


Josmyn: Kind, my lord? How .... how would I ...?

Jaime: Sweet words. Gentle touches. You don't want to wed her, but so long as you're abed treat her as you would your bride.[6]

- Josmyn Peckledon and Jaime Lannister

References and Notes

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