Rodrik Cassel

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Rodrik Cassel
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fan art by Amok

Alias Old Ser Rodrik
Title Ser
Allegiance House Cassel
House Stark
Died In 299AC, at Winterfell
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Played by Ron Donachie
TV series Season 1 | Season 2

Ser Rodrik Cassel is a member of the Stark household. He is the Master-at-Arms of Winterfell,[1] and in that capacity he trained Robb, Jon and Theon at arms.[2][3]

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Appearance and Personality

Ser Rodrik is a stout man, broad, with large white whiskers.[4] He does not like music.[5] He is loyal and courageous.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Rodrik Cassel at Winterfell - by Amok ©

After the discovery of the origin of the knife from the attempted assassination of Bran Stark, he accompanies Lady Catelyn Tully to King's Landing. They travel by sea. The voyage is a difficult one for Ser Rodrik, who gets seasick and has to cut his whiskers because they become so soiled from vomit.[6] In King's Landing, Rodrik brings the dagger to Ser Aron Santagar, the master-at-arms of the Red Keep, in a vain hope that he might recognize the blade. Afterwards he and Catelyn meet Petyr Baelish, who tells them that the knife that was used in the attempt on Bran was owned by Tyrion Lannister.

After telling Eddard about the attempt on Bran, the Starks decide that Catelyn should return to Winterfell. On the way back to Winterfell, in an inn in the Riverlands they meet Tyrion Lannister, who recognizes Catelyn. Because of what Baelish has told her, Catelyn holds Tyrion responsible for the attack on her son and takes the Imp prisoner. Catelyn takes him to the Vale where her sister resides, in order to confuse her enemies. During the ride through the Mountains of the Moon, they were twice set upon by the mountain clans. In the first skirmish Ser Rodrik bested the group's champion, but was seriously wounded, suffering a deep gash in his left arm and a spear graze to his neck. He made it to the Bloody Gate only by being tied to his saddle. There he was left to recover from his wounds.[7] By demanding a trial by combat that his champion wins, Tyrion is able to regain his freedom. Lady Catelyn decides to join Robb at Moat Cailin, and names Ser Rodrik castellan of Winterfell; he returns there via White Harbor.[8]

A Clash of Kings

With Robb and Lady Catelyn in the south, Ser Rodrik holds the command of Winterfell together with Maester Luwin.[9] He kills a man he thinks is Ramsay Snow, the Bastard of Bolton, after the Bastard had taken Lady Hornwood and the Hornwood lands.[10]

When the Ironmen attack Torrhen's Square, Ser Rodrik gathers a force to expel them, including most of the Winterfell garrison. The Ironmen under Dagmer Cleftjaw let him drive their force away, luring Ser Rodrik further away from the castle. The Ironborn under Theon Greyjoy then attack and take Winterfell.[11] Ser Rodrik gathers more forces, this time to besiege Winterfell.[12] Rodrik parleys with Theon before the gates, demanding his life and the castle, but Theon threatens to hang his daughter Beth if an attack begins. Before the battle can begin a force of Bolton men approach the besiegers, apparently to join them in the siege. Ser Rodrik goes to meet them but is slain by Ramsay Snow, along with most of his commanders.[3]

Quotes by Rodrik

Bran: No I won’t. Robb’s to marry some Frey girl, you told me so yourself, and the Walders say the same. He’ll have sons, and they’ll be the lords of Winterfell after him, not me.

Rodrik: It may be so, Bran, but I was wed three times and my wives gave me daughters. Now only Beth remains to me. My brother Martyn fathered four strong sons, yet only Jory lived to be a man. When he was slain, Martyn's line died with him. When we speak of the morrow nothing is ever certain.[13]

- Rodrik to Bran

Family

Ser Rodrik married three times. His wives gave him daughters but Beth is the only one who survived.[13]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{Martyn Cassel}
 
Unknown
 
{Rodrik Cassel}
 
Three wives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three sons
 
{Jory Cassel}
 
 
 
daughters
 
Beth Cassel
 


References and Notes

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