Thoren Smallwood. Illustrated by Natascha Röösli © Fantasy Flight Games
|Title||First Ranger (self-styled)|
|Died||In 299 AC, at Fist of the First Men|
|Book(s)|| A Clash of Kings (appears)|
A Storm of Swords (appears)
Appearance and Character
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A Clash of Kings
According to Jon Snow, Thoren used to be a henchman of Alliser Thorne. 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.
Thoren is one of the senior officers during the great ranging beyond the Wall, commanding the rangers. In the column, he commands the vanguard. 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.
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.
During the fight at the Fist, as the Night's Watch is being defeated, Ser Thoren advocates sending the reserve to hold the west wall of the Fist, but Lord Commander Mormont has him call them back to cut their way out. Later, as a wight bear comes upon the commanders of the Night's Watch. Thoren charges the bear and nearly takes its head off but has his head taken from his shoulders. His sacrifice, however, saves Sam Tarly's life.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 53, Jon VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 23, Jon III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 13, Jon II.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 43, Jon V.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Prologue.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 48, Jon VI.