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Culture Free Folk
Died In 300AC, at Winterfell
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

Rowan is a wildling spearwife.



She is tall and skinny too lean and leathery to be called pretty with long legs and red brown hair.[1]

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A Dance with Dragons

She accompanies Mance Rayder along with five other spearwives to Winterfell on a mission to free "Arya Stark" (the girl is actually Jeyne Poole) who is to wed Ramsay Snow. Mance disguises himself as "Abel", a singer[2] and the six spearwives are his mother, wife, two daughters and two sisters who perform the instruments with him. She was the first of the washerwomen to contact Theon about how he took Winterfell.[1]

They play at the wedding feast and are responsible for the deaths of several Bolton men at arms.[3] Rowan personally killed Yellow Dick, one of Ramsays men at arms and after killing him cut off his genitals and shoved it down his throat. They later enlist the help of a reluctant and fearful Theon Greyjoy in freeing Jeyne.[4] According to a letter Ramsay sent to Jon Snow on the Wall, Mance was captured and now wears the skins of the six women who accompanied him to Winterfell.[5]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak (Reek V).
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell (Reek IV).
  3. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell (Reek VI).
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon.
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