Walter Whent

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Walter Whent
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Alias Old Lord Whent
Title Lord of Harrenhal
Allegiance House Whent
Culture Rivermen
Spouse Lady Shella Whent
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Walter Whent was Lord of Harrenhal and head of House Whent during the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen.[1]

According to a semi-canon source, Lord Whent was married to Shella Whent.[2] According to A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings Shella is also from House Whent.[3][4]

Character

Walter was as open handed as he was rich.[5]

History

In 281 AC, the year of the false spring, Walter hosted the great tourney at Harrenhal to honor his maiden daughter.[6][1] Ser Barristan Selmy recalls that the tourney was announced by Lord Whent shortly after he was visited by his brother, Ser Oswell Whent of the Kingsguard.[7] Lord Whent's daughter reigned as queen of love and beauty when the tourney began. Her four brothers and her uncle, Oswell, swore to defend her crown, but Prince Rhaegar Targaryen won the joust and named Lyanna Stark the new queen of love and beauty.[8][5]

Ser Jorah Mormont defeated a Lord Whent in the tourney at Lannisport in 289 AC; it is unknown if it was Walter or one of his descendants.[9]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Barristan Selmy remembers Walter as "Old Lord Whent".[7]

Family

With all the semi-canon and canon information taken into account, this is the current tree for House Whent as described in the main series.[2] Both Shella[10] and her husband, Walter,[2][11][12] appear to have been Whents by birth. Their relation to each other, besides their marriage, is as of yet unknown. Until any confirmation is given, a clearer family tree showing all relations of the Whents cannot be depicted.

 
 
 
Lord
Whent
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord
Whent
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shella
 
Walter
 
Oswell
 
 
 
Minisa
 
Hoster
Tully
 
 
Sarya
 
Walder
Frey
 
Amarei
Crakehall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Son
 
Son
 
Son
 
Daughter
 
 
 
House
Tully
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wynafrei
 
Danwell
Frey
 
 


References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice and Fire.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Shella Whent entry of So Spake Martin states Shella was the mother of the "fair maid" at the tourney at Harrenhal and therefore the spouse of Lord Whent.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 28, Catelyn V.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  5. 5.0 5.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 31, Jaime IV.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys I.
  10. "He came here as a boy. Smithed for Lady Whent and her father before her and his father before him, and even for Lord Lothston who held Harrenhal before the Whents." Chapter 47
  11. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  12. The World of Ice and Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring.

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