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Last Greenseer by Karen Petrasko
|Alias|| Three-Eyed Crow|
The Last Greenseer
|Book(s)|| A Game of Thrones | A Clash of Kings|
A Storm of Swords | A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
The three-eyed crow appears to Bran Stark in dreams. He is known by the Children of the Forest as the Last Greenseer. He once was a man of the Night's Watch. He is said to have a thousand eyes and one. He has one red eye and white skin. A number of his characteristics indicate who he might be.
His body is so skeletal and his clothes so rotted that at first sight Bran takes him for another corpse - a dead man propped up so long that the roots have grown over him, under him, and through him.
What skin he shows is white, save for a bloody blotch that creeps up his neck onto his cheek. His white hair is fine and thin as root hair and long enough to brush against the earthen floor.
He is enthroned in a nest of weirwood roots that weave under and through and around his body. Roots coil around his legs like wooden serpents. One burrows through his breeches into the desiccated flesh of his thigh, to emerge again from his shoulder.
A spray of dark red leaves sprout from his skull, and grey mushrooms spot his brow and cheeks. A little skin remains, stretched across his face, tight and hard as white leather, but even that is fraying, and here and there the brown and yellow bone beneath pokes through. The clothes he wears are rotten and faded, spotted with moss and eaten through with worms, but once they had been black.
The only thing that looks alive in his pale ruin of his face is his one red eye, burning like the last coal in a dead fire, surrounded by twisted roots and tatters of leathery white skin hanging off a yellowed skull. The first time Bran sees him, he feels it staring at him, shining like a pool of blood in Leaf’s torchlight. Where the other eye should have been, a thin white root grows from an empty socket, down his cheek, and into his neck.
When he speaks to Bran his words are accompanied by a faint rustling of wood and leaf, a slight twisting of his head. His voice is dry, his lips move slowly, as if they have forgotten how to form words.
A Game of Thrones
The three-eyed crow appears to Bran in his dreams and tells Bran it can teach him to fly. When Bran is in a coma after his fall, the crow guides him out, telling Bran that he is the winged wolf bound in chains.
A Dance with Dragons
Later on, the crow decides it is time for the next step and Leaf gives Bran a bowl of weirwood paste, made from seeds of weirwood, to eat in order to awaken his green seeing gifts. When Bran sees his father, Eddard, through Winterfell's heart tree, he tells Bran that he is haunted by his own ghosts, a brother that he loved, a brother that he hated, and a woman that he desired, but knows from experience that you cannot change the past.
|“||A face took shape within the hearth. Stannis? she thought, for just a moment . . . but no, these were not his features. A wooden face, corpse white. Was this the enemy? A thousand red eyes floated in the rising flames. He sees me. Beside him, a boy with a wolf’s face threw back his head and howled. ||”|
|“||"The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong." ||”|
Quotes about the three-eyed-crow
|“||He sees me. ||”|