Robar Royce

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Robar Royce
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Joshua Cairós. © Fantasy Flight Games
Robar by Chris Dien © Fantasy Flight Games

Alias Robar the Red[1]
Title Ser[2]
Allegiance House Royce
Rainbow Guard
Culture Valemen
Born In 277 AC (roughly)[3], at Runestone[4]
Died In 299 AC, at near Storm's End
Father Yohn Royce
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Played by Unidentified
TV series Season 2
For the historical king, see Robar II Royce.

Ser Robar Royce, also known as Robar the Red, is a knight of House Royce. He is the second son of Lord Yohn Royce.[1]


See also: Images of Robar Royce

Ser Robar is "comely in a rough-hewn way".[5] He has pale eyes.[6]

Robar is a good tourney warrior and a skilled swordsman.[5][7] Catelyn Stark thinks that Robar and the company he keeps are young and foolish because they see war as a game.[8]

Robar has a suit of blood red armor given to him by Renly Baratheon.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Robar attends the Hand's tourney in King's Landing with his father, Lord Yohn Royce, and his elder brother, Ser Andar. The Royces wear steel armor with bronze runes. Robar defeats Lothor Brune and is defeated in turn by Ser Loras Tyrell.[2]

After Lord Eddard Stark decides to send a party to bring Ser Gregor Clegane to justice for raiding the riverlands, he sends Ser Robar to the kingswood to inform King Robert I Baratheon and Yohn.[9]

A Clash of Kings

As a second son Robar has to make his own name, so he decides to support Renly Baratheon's claim to the Iron Throne. Renly appoints him to his Rainbow Guard as Robar the Red. When Catelyn Stark attends the feast near Bitterbridge, Lord Bryce the Orange goads Robar into juggling daggers. On the eve of the battle at Storm's End between the brothers Renly and Stannis Baratheon, Robar escorts Catelyn from Renly's camp to a nearby sept and back.[5] The quiet Robar discusses the upcoming battle with the loud Ser Wendel Manderly.[6]

Seconds after the murder of Renly, Robar and Ser Emmon Cuy burst into the tent with men-at-arms to find Renly's dead body in the arms of Brienne the Blue. They both think that Brienne has killed Renly, and Emmon the Yellow and others attack her. Catelyn, who has seen the murder, is able to convince a frightened Robar that Brienne is innocent. The young knight tells Catelyn to take Brienne away, and he holds the attackers at bay as Catelyn and Brienne depart.[6]

When he finds Renly dead, Ser Loras Tyrell, the Lord Commander of the Rainbow Guard, kills Robar and Emmon in a red rage for their "failure" to protect the king.[10]

A Storm of Swords

Now a member of the Kingsguard, Loras sadly recalls that he killed Robar in his rage.[11] He regrets his actions after Ser Jaime Lannister tells of Brienne's innocence.[12]

Quotes by Robar

A second son must find glory where he can. A man grows weary of tourneys.[5]

—Robar to Catelyn Stark

Quotes about Robar

Renly is dead. Robar as well. What use to speak of them?[11]