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The '''Blue Bard''' is a singer in service with [[House Tyrell]]. He is young. He dresses all in blue.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 12|Chapter 12]], Cersei</ref> He dyes his curly, shoulder-length hair blue in the [[Tyrosh]]i fashion.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 39|Chapter 39]], Cersei</ref>
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The '''Blue Bard''' is a young singer in service with [[House Tyrell]]. His real name is '''Wat'''.{{Ref|AFFC|39}} Dressing all in blue,{{ref|AFFC|12}} he dyes his curly, shoulder-length hair blue in the [[Tyrosh]]i fashion.{{Ref|AFFC|39}} He is a notably handsome young man.
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==History==
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Wat was the son of a chandler and was raised in the trade, however he found he had more talent for making lutes. When he was twelve years old he ran away to join a musician troupe. He had wandered half the [[Reach]] before coming to [[King's Landing]] in search of patronage.{{Ref|AFFC|39}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
===A Feast for Crows===
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===''A Feast for Crows''===
As part of the Tyrell entourage, he sings at the wedding of [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen I]] and [[Margaery Tyrell]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 12|Chapter 12]], Cersei</ref> Queen [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] connived to use the Blue Bard as a pawn in her efforts to remove Margaery from [[King's Landing]]. She had him arrested and sent to the dungeons for seducing Margaery, though he claimed he never had.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 39|Chapter 39]], Cersei</ref>
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As part of the [[House Tyrell|Tyrell]] entourage, the Blue Bard sings at the wedding of [[Tommen Baratheon|Tommen I]] and [[Margaery Tyrell]].{{Ref|AFFC|12}} Queen [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] connives to use the Blue Bard as a pawn in her efforts to remove Margaery from [[King's Landing]]. She has him arrested and sent to the dungeons for seducing Margaery, though he claims never to have done so. In front of Cersei, he is stripped and mutilated by [[Qyburn]], who removes one each of his eyes and nipples, and is told to tell the story as Cersei wants him to. Under torture he names Ser [[Osney Kettleblack]], Ser [[Tallad the Tall]], Ser [[Lambert Turnberry]], [[Jalabhar Xho]], [[Hugh Clifton]], Ser [[Mark Mullendore]], Ser [[Bayard Norcross]], and [[Hamish the Harper]] as Margaery's lovers.{{Ref|AFFC|39}}
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The Blue Bard also names Ser [[Loras Tyrell]] and the Redwyne twins, [[Horas Redwyne|Horas]] and [[Hobber Redwyne|Hobber]], but Cersei has him recant the three; Loras because the accusation is not credible and the twins because she needs the support of [[House Redwyne]] and their ships to deal with the [[ironborn]].{{Ref|AFFC|39}} After Margaery is successfully framed, Cersei has the Blue Bard arrested again. He is tortured once again by the [[Faith of the Seven|Faith]] but continues to tell the story Cersei wants him to.{{Ref|AFFC|43}}
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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The Blue Bard is still held by the Faith. According to [[Kevan Lannister]], he appears to have gone mad.{{Ref|ADWD|54}}
  
==References and Notes==
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[[Category:House Tyrell retainers]]
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[[Category:Falsely-accused lovers of Margaery Tyrell]]
  
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Latest revision as of 17:26, 30 June 2019

Wat
Alias Blue Bard
Allegiance House Tyrell
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

The Blue Bard is a young singer in service with House Tyrell. His real name is Wat.[1] Dressing all in blue,[2] he dyes his curly, shoulder-length hair blue in the Tyroshi fashion.[1] He is a notably handsome young man.

History

Wat was the son of a chandler and was raised in the trade, however he found he had more talent for making lutes. When he was twelve years old he ran away to join a musician troupe. He had wandered half the Reach before coming to King's Landing in search of patronage.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

As part of the Tyrell entourage, the Blue Bard sings at the wedding of Tommen I and Margaery Tyrell.[2] Queen Cersei connives to use the Blue Bard as a pawn in her efforts to remove Margaery from King's Landing. She has him arrested and sent to the dungeons for seducing Margaery, though he claims never to have done so. In front of Cersei, he is stripped and mutilated by Qyburn, who removes one each of his eyes and nipples, and is told to tell the story as Cersei wants him to. Under torture he names Ser Osney Kettleblack, Ser Tallad the Tall, Ser Lambert Turnberry, Jalabhar Xho, Hugh Clifton, Ser Mark Mullendore, Ser Bayard Norcross, and Hamish the Harper as Margaery's lovers.[1]

The Blue Bard also names Ser Loras Tyrell and the Redwyne twins, Horas and Hobber, but Cersei has him recant the three; Loras because the accusation is not credible and the twins because she needs the support of House Redwyne and their ships to deal with the ironborn.[1] After Margaery is successfully framed, Cersei has the Blue Bard arrested again. He is tortured once again by the Faith but continues to tell the story Cersei wants him to.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

The Blue Bard is still held by the Faith. According to Kevan Lannister, he appears to have gone mad.[4]

References