Raynald Westerling

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Raynald Westerling
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Westerling
Born At Crag[1]
Died In 299 AC (supposedly), at the Twins
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Ser Raynald Westerling is a knight of House Westerling, the eldest son and heir of Lord Gawen Westerling and Sybell Spicer.


Raynald is young and lean. He has brown hair and a bushy mustache.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Raynald is part of King Robb Stark's entourage when he returns to Riverrun from the Westerlands, having married Raynald's sister Jeyne. Robb enjoys spending time with him; Catelyn Tully believes Raynald fills the hole left by the absence of Jon Snow and Theon Greyjoy. When Robb sets out for the Twins for the marriage of Lady Roslin Frey and Lord Edmure Tully, Raynald is the only Westerling to accompany him, serving as the royal banner-bearer. Arriving at the Twins, Grey Wind menaces several Freys, and Robb orders Raynald to put the direwolf in a kennel. Lady Catelyn sees this as a deft move, as Robb has removed the Westerling from the jealous Freys' sight. When the Freys turn on their guests, Raynald is among those slain.

A Feast For Crows

According to his mother Sybell, Raynald was unaware of the arrangement she and her brother Rolph Spicer had with Tywin Lannister. This means that Raynald was genuinely loyal to Robb Stark which explains why Grey Wind was never hostile towards him as he was with Raynald's mother and uncle.[3]

Jaime Lannister asks Edwyn Frey what happened to Raynald during the Red Wedding. Edwyn reveals that Raynald, the "knight of seashells", freed Grey Wind from his chains when several Frey men-at-arms tried to kill the direwolf. However, while doing so Raynald was hit by several crossbow quarrels and fell into the river. Edwyn tells Jaime that Raynald's body was not specifically found amongst the thousand corpses afterward, but his trail of blood led to the river's steps.[3]


Sybell Spicer
Robb Stark

References and Notes

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