the wildling prince
the little prince
|Born||In 300 AC, at near Castle Black|
A Storm of Swords (appears)|
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
A Storm of Swords
Dalla, the wife of the King-beyond-the-Wall, Mance Rayder, dies in childbirth during the battle beneath the Wall. He is dubbed the "wildling prince" and "the little prince" on account of his birth, and called "born-in-battle" for the moment of his birth by the men of Stannis Baratheon and the Night's Watch.
A Feast for Crows
The infant is given to Gilly to nurse. By the design of Lord Commander Jon Snow the boy changes place with Gilly's babe. To protect him from Melisandre, the wildling prince is placed under the care of Gilly and Samwell Tarly and sent to Oldtown, while Gilly's babe remains at Castle Black. Gilly thinks of naming the wildling prince Aemon Battleborn or Aemon Steelsong when he is two years old, in honor of Maester Aemon.
Once they arrive at Oldtown, Sam leaves Gilly and the boy aboard the Cinnamon Wind. Before going to the Citadel, he tells Gilly that he will arrange for horses and a wagon to take her and the baby to his mother, Melessa Florent, at Horn Hill. Gilly is supposed to tell the Tarlys that the boy is the bastard son of Samwell.