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Allegiance Night's Watch
Born In or between 250 AC and 253 AC[1]
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Stonesnake is a veteran ranger of the Night's Watch stationed at the Shadow Tower.[2]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Stonesnake

He is a short and wiry man, near fifty with a grey beard.[3] He is stronger than he looks, and has the best night-eyes of anyone Jon has ever known. He is regarded as one of the best climbers of the Night's Watch by Qhorin Halfhand.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Stonesnake is part of the one-hundred men reinforcements from the Shadow Tower to arrive at the Fist of the First Men.[5] He is chosen by Qhorin Halfhand alongside Ebben, Dalbridge and Jon Snow to scout the Skirling Pass to search for the wildlings.[5]

Stonesnake leads the mission to scale the Skirling Pass at night to ambush a trio of wildling watchers, where along with Jon, he kills two of the sentries.[3] He expresses distrust in Ygritte and later informs Qhorin of what she told Jon.[4]

After the death of Squire Dalbridge, Stonesnake's horse panicked at the sight of a shadowcat and broke its leg. Stonesnake was then ordered by Qhorin to make best possible speed afoot to the Fist of the First Men.[6]

A Storm of Swords

He was lost in the Skirling Pass.[7]

When Mance Rayder asks Rattleshirt for his scouting report, the latter confirms that three of the four other rangers in Jon's squad are dead while the fourth climbed up a mountain, out of reach and in terrain too rough for them to follow him.[8]

Stonesnake is later remembered by Jon when he watches Jarl and his raiders climb the Wall, whose appearances remind him of the sinewy ranger. Jon recalls Stonesnake is still afoot and unaccounted for.[9]


If any man in the Night's Watch can make it through the Frostfangs alone and afoot, it is you, brother.[6]
Qhorin Halfhand

References and Notes

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