Steelshanks Walton by Skysoul Visual Art Studios © Fantasy Flight Games
|Title(s)||Captain of the guards at the Dreadfort|
A Clash of Kings (appears)|
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
|Played by||Jamie Michie|
|TV series||Season 3|
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Walton
Steelshanks is loyal and brutal, but not cruel.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
Walton commands Ser Jaime Lannister's escort of two hundred men from Harrenhal to King's Landing. Jaime persuades him with the promise of gold to turn back to Harrenhal so Jaime can save Brienne of Tarth from Vargo Hoat. After Jaime jumps into the castle's bear pit to save Brienne from a bear, Steelshanks' crossbowmen slay the bear to protect Jaime's life.
After Ser Gregor Clegane slays Prince Oberyn Martell in trial by combat, Walton takes possession of a girl claimed to be Arya. Walton's party departs the capital to bring the girl to Lord Roose, as the girl is to marry Ramsay Bolton and cement House Bolton's claim to Winterfell.
A Dance with Dragons
Walton travels with Lord Bolton to Winterfell for the wedding of Ramsay to "Arya" (actually Jeyne Poole). After several men-at-arms have been found dead, Walton escorts Theon Greyjoy to a meeting with Roose, Lady Barbrey Dustin, Roger Ryswell, and Ser Aenys Frey. Steelshanks and his men break up the fight between Manderlys and Freys when Ser Hosteen Frey attacks Lord Wyman Manderly.
Quotes by Walton
Jaime: Unless you take me back to Harrenhal, the song I sing my father may not be one the Lord of the Dreadfort would wish to hear. I might even say it was Bolton ordered my hand cut off, and Steelshanks Walton who swung the blade.
Walton: That isn't so.
Jaime: No, but who will my father believe?—Jaime Lannister and Walton
Quotes about Walton
Steelshanks, he is called. A soldier of iron loyalty.
Steelshanks Walton commanded Jaime's escort; blunt, brusque, brutal, at heart a simple soldier. Jaime had served with his sort all his life. Men like Walton would kill at their lord's command, rape when their blood was up after battle, and plunder wherever they could, but once the war was done they would go back to their homes, trade their spears for hoes, wed their neighbors' daughters, and raise a pack of squalling children. Such men obeyed without question, but the deep malignant cruelty of the Brave Companions was not a part of their nature.—thoughts of Jaime Lannister
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 37, Jaime V.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Walton.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 3, Arya I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 62, Jaime VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.