Thoren Smallwood

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Thoren Smallwood
Thoren Smallwood.jpg
Thoren Smallwood. Illustrated by Natascha Röösli © Fantasy Flight Games

Title First Ranger (self-styled)
Allegiance Night's Watch
Died In 299 AC, at Fist of the First Men
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)

Thoren Smallwood is a ranger of the Night's Watch originally from House Smallwood. He is friends with Ser Alliser Thorne.[1]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Thoren Smallwood

Thoren is sinewy with a weak chin and mouth hidden beneath a thin beard.[1] He hates the wildlings.[2] He wears the late Ser Jaremy Rykker's heavy breastplate and sable-trimmed cloak.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

According to Jon Snow, Thoren used to be a henchman of Alliser Thorne.[1] Following the death of Ser Jaremy Rykker, command of the rangers falls to Thoren. He attempts to convince Lord Commander Jeor Mormont that he should command the upcoming ranging mission, not Jeor himself. He is rebuffed by Mormont, who insists that Benjen Stark is still First Ranger until his fate is confirmed.[1]

Thoren is one of the senior officers during the great ranging beyond the Wall, commanding the rangers. In the column, he commands the vanguard.[4] Thoren is one of the officers in the meeting with Lord Commander Mormont at the Fist of the First Men, where it is decided to send small scouting groups into the Frostfangs to seek out the wildling camp. His name comes up by Qhorin Halfhand as possible leaders for one of the scouting groups.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Thoren leads one of the search parties looking for the wildling host, finding them along the Milkwater in the Frostfangs. As commander of the rangers, Thoren tries to convince his brothers that the best strategy is to attack the wildlings.[5][6]

During the fight at the Fist, a wight bear comes upon the commanders of the Night's Watch. Thoren charges the bear but has his head taken from his shoulders.[7]

Jon Snow briefly contemplates Thoren succeeding Jeor Mormont as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but remembers that Thoren is dead.[8]

References and Notes

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