Tobho Mott

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Tobho Mott
Tobho Mott.jpg
Art by TheMico

Title Master[1]
Culture Qohor
Born At Qohor[2]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Andrew Wilde
TV series Season 1

Tobho Mott is a Qohorik master armorer whose shop is at the top of the Street of Steel in King's Landing.[1] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Andrew Wilde.[3]

Character and Appearance

Tobho is stubborn and loyal to his staff. He owns a black velvet coat which has silver hammers embroidered on the sleeves. A large sapphire hangs on a heavy silver chain about his neck.[1]

Tobho's house, made of timber and plaster, is larger than all other buildings on the Street of Steel. Its upper stories tower over the street, and Tobho lives above his shop. The double doors have an ebony and weirwood carving of a hunting scene. Two stone knights armored in red suits of armor in the shapes of a griffin and a unicorn guard the entrance. Tobho employs a slim serving girl in the house. Journeymen and apprentices, such as Gendry, work in his shop, a cavernous stone barn behind the house.[1]

History

See also: Images of Tobho Mott

Tobho learned to smith in Qohor. He is one of the few armorers who can work Valyrian steel,[4] and claims to be the only armorer in King's Landing who can add tint to the metals in a suit of armor without using paint.[1] Ser Loras Tyrell and Lord Renly Baratheon are among the nobles who have purchased armor from Tobho.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Andrew Wilde as Tobho Mott in Game of Thrones

Lord Eddard Stark visits Tobho's shop in an effort to discover the killers behind the death of Lord Jon Arryn, since a potboy told him that Jon had been considering commissioning plate wrought in pale silver with a blue jasper falcon and a mother-of-pearl moon on the breast.[1] Tobho explains that Jon and Lord Stannis Baratheon did not patronize his work, but instead were interested in one of his blacksmiths. Tobho introduces Ned to Gendry, one of King Robert I Baratheon's unacknowledged bastards who had been working for him as an apprentice. While protective of Gendry's identity, Tobho reveals that the boy's apprentice fee was paid by a stout, brown-bearded man who wore a hooded velvet cloak.[1]

A Clash of Kings

Gendry reveals to Arya Stark that he was ordered to join the Night's Watch by Master Mott.[5] According to a semi-canon source, Lord Varys had Tobho send Gendry to Yoren to protect the boy after Ned's downfall.[6][7]

A Storm of Swords

At Lord Tywin Lannister's request Tobho melts Eddard's Valyrian steel sword, Ice, to forge two new swords. The armorer admits that he tried to color the swords the crimson of House Lannister, but despite his spells the steel darkened to grey and red patterns.[4]

One sword is given to King Joffrey I Baratheon, who names it Widow's Wail.[8] The other is given to Ser Jaime Lannister, who names it Oathkeeper when he gives it in turn to Brienne of Tarth.[9]

Quotes by Tobho

My work is costly, and I make no apologies for that, my lord. You will not find craftsmanship equal to mine anywhere in the Seven Kingdoms, I promise you. Visit every forge in King's Landing if you like, and compare for yourself. Any village smith can hammer out a shirt of mail; my work is art.[1]
- Tobho to Eddard Stark


The direwolf is the sigil of House Stark, is it not? I could fashion a direwolf helm so real that children will run from you in the street.[10]
– Tobho to Eddard Stark


Eddard: You know who the boy is. That is not a question.

Tobho: The boy is my apprentice. Who he was before he came to me, that's none of my concern.[1]

- Eddard Stark and Tobho

Quotes about Tobho

He decided that he liked Tobho Mott, master armorer.[1]
- thoughts of Eddard Stark


You have done good work, Master Mott.[4]
- Tywin Lannister to Tobho

References and Notes

See also

Tobho Mott on the Game of Thrones wiki.

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