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|Alias||Raff the Sweetling|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)
Appearance and Character
Rafford is soft spoken and has a mop of sandy hair. He is cruel and sadistic.
When Jaime arrives at Harrenhal, he sees Raff wearing the chain of coins that once belonged to Vargo Hoat. He thinks of Raff as bolder than the rest of Gregor’s men and notes that he is not as drunk as Shitmouth.
A Clash of Kings
Raff the Sweetling is one of Ser Gregor Clegane's men at arms and is part of the group that captures Arya Stark, Gendry and Hot Pie in the Riverlands. He slays Lommy Greenhands with a spear to the throat, after Lommy told him he couldn't walk.
On the march to Harrenhal, he smashes the face of a three-year-old boy with a spiked mace and kills his screaming mother shortly afterwards. Chiswyck later recalls Raff killed the son of the alehouse owner when he tells the story about the gang rape at the alehouse. For these actions, Arya adds him to her prayer kill list.
He participates in the Battle of the Fords under Ser Gregor Clegane's command, managing to cross the trident as one of his best men. He survives the battle at Stone Mill and successfully retreats when Ser Edmure Tully counter-attacks with his reserve.
Storm of Swords
Raff continues to be religiously included in Arya's death prayer list, though as time goes on she struggles to remember his face as well as the other marked members of Ser Gregor's men-at-arms.
A Feast for Crows
When Ser Jaime Lannister pauses at Harrenhal, he encounters the remnants of Ser Gregor's men there, and notes Raff is the boldest of the group. After Ser Bonifer Hasty refuses to allow them to stay, Jaime brings them with him to Riverrun as part of his force to besiege the castle. After the fall of Riverrun, Rafford is told to escort Ser Robin Ryger and Ser Desmond Grell to Maidenpool for their journey to the Wall and make sure they made it alive. 
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 26, Arya.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 19, Arya.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 22, Arya.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 39, Arya.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime