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==History==
 
==History==
Bennis met Ser [[Arlan of Pennytree|Arlan]] of [[Pennytree]] and his [[squire]], [[Duncan the Tall|Dunk]], when a group of hedge knights were hired by a [[Dornish]] merchant to guard him between [[Lannisport]] and the [[Prince's Pass]]. Bennis was cruel to the young Dunk, pinching and taunting him. After one of the other knights went missing, it was rumored he'd been murdered by Bennis after an argument.{{ref|tss}}
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Bennis met Ser [[Arlan of Pennytree|Arlan]] of [[Pennytree]] and his [[squire]], [[Duncan the Tall|Dunk]], when a group of hedge knights were hired by a [[Dornish]] merchant to guard him between [[Lannisport]] and the [[Prince's Pass]]. Bennis was cruel to the young Dunk, pinching and taunting him. After one of the other knights went missing, it was rumored he'd been murdered by Bennis following an argument.{{ref|tss}}
  
==In The Sworn Sword==
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By {{Date|211}}, Bennis served Ser [[Eustace Osgrey]] at [[Standfast]] together with Ser [[Duncan the Tall]], Ser Arlan's former squire. Bennis accompanied Duncan in an attempt to discover why the [[Chequy Water]] had dried up, and injured one of the workers of Lady [[Rohanne Webber]] of [[Coldmoat]] when they refused to break down the dam they had built.{{Ref|tss}}
Together with Ser [[Duncan the Tall]] and his squire, [[Aegon V Targaryen|Egg]], Bennis served Ser [[Eustace Osgrey]] at [[Standfast]]. Duncan remembered that Ser Bennis used to serve with Ser [[Arlan of Pennytree]].
 
  
Ser Bennis rode with Duncan to find out why the [[Chequy Water]] dried up. They find out that villagers from Lady [[Rohanne Webber|Rohanne]] of [[House Webber]] built a dam and were diverting the water to their lands and the moat of [[Coldmoat]]. When the villagers refused to break the dam, Ser Bennis wounded one of them in the cheek.  
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After Bennis and Duncan informed Ser Eustace about the events that had transpired, Eustace realized that Lady Rohanne would take the wounding of one of her men as a slight to her honor. Preparing for conflict, Bennis and Duncan began to train his villagers for battle, but quickly come to the realization that they will not stand their own. Hoping to prevent retaliation, Ser Duncan traveled to Coldmoat to pay a "bloodprice", but Lady Rohanne refused to accept it, and instead threatened to come for Bennis with fire and steel if Eustace would not give him to her by the next day.{{Ref|tss}}
  
When the knights tell their lord about the event, Ser Eustace warned them that the Red Widow will take the wounding of one of her men as a slight to her honor and will retaliate. On the advice of Ser Eustace, Ser Duncan tried to pay "the bloodprice", a compensation in money but Lady Rohanne refused. She threatened that she would come for Ser Bennis with fire and steel if he did not give himself up.  
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On the condition that Bennis deliver himself for punishment, Rohanne planned to only slice his nose, but Bennis refused to allow it, even after the woods near Standfast were burned on Rohanne's orders. Preparing for Rohanne's arrival, Bennis decided to hold up in the tower of Standfast. When Ser Eustace, Duncan and Duncan's squire [[Aegon V Targaryen|Egg]] rode to the river meet Lady Rohanne and her men, Bennis stayed at Standfast because the sight of him would likely infuriate Lady Rohanne. While Duncan settled the dispute in a duel at the river, Bennis stole all the valuable items at Standfast and fled.{{Ref|tss}}
  
Ser Eustace ordered the knights to go to his villagers and call them up for service. Ser Bennis and Duncan started to train the men but realized that they will not serve. In the end Ser Eustace, Duncan and Egg rode to the river to wait for Lady Rohanne and her men. Bennis stayed at Standfast because the sight of him would infuriate Lady Rohanne.
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While at the river the dispute is settled in a duel between Ser Duncan and Ser [[Lucas Inchfield|Lucas Longinch]], the champion of Lady Rohanne, Ser Bennis stole all the valuable items in Standfast and fled.
 
 
 
==References and Notes==
 
 
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Revision as of 17:40, 20 December 2017

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Bennis
Brown shield.svg
Alias Bennis of the Brown Shield
Bennis Brownstench
Title Ser
Allegiance House Osgrey
Book(s) The Sworn Sword (appears)

Ser Bennis, more commonly known as Bennis of the Brown Shield, was a hedge knight during the reigns of Daeron II and Aerys I Targaryen.

Appearance

Bennis was a big man. He seldom washed and had a red mouth from eating sourleaf. His eyes were small, close-set and green.[1]

History

Bennis met Ser Arlan of Pennytree and his squire, Dunk, when a group of hedge knights were hired by a Dornish merchant to guard him between Lannisport and the Prince's Pass. Bennis was cruel to the young Dunk, pinching and taunting him. After one of the other knights went missing, it was rumored he'd been murdered by Bennis following an argument.[1]

By 211 AC, Bennis served Ser Eustace Osgrey at Standfast together with Ser Duncan the Tall, Ser Arlan's former squire. Bennis accompanied Duncan in an attempt to discover why the Chequy Water had dried up, and injured one of the workers of Lady Rohanne Webber of Coldmoat when they refused to break down the dam they had built.[1]

After Bennis and Duncan informed Ser Eustace about the events that had transpired, Eustace realized that Lady Rohanne would take the wounding of one of her men as a slight to her honor. Preparing for conflict, Bennis and Duncan began to train his villagers for battle, but quickly come to the realization that they will not stand their own. Hoping to prevent retaliation, Ser Duncan traveled to Coldmoat to pay a "bloodprice", but Lady Rohanne refused to accept it, and instead threatened to come for Bennis with fire and steel if Eustace would not give him to her by the next day.[1]

On the condition that Bennis deliver himself for punishment, Rohanne planned to only slice his nose, but Bennis refused to allow it, even after the woods near Standfast were burned on Rohanne's orders. Preparing for Rohanne's arrival, Bennis decided to hold up in the tower of Standfast. When Ser Eustace, Duncan and Duncan's squire Egg rode to the river meet Lady Rohanne and her men, Bennis stayed at Standfast because the sight of him would likely infuriate Lady Rohanne. While Duncan settled the dispute in a duel at the river, Bennis stole all the valuable items at Standfast and fled.[1]

References