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The '''Blue Bard''' is a singer in service with [[House Tyrell]]. His real name is '''Wat'''.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 39|Chapter 39]], Cersei</ref> 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}}
  
 
==History==
 
==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.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 39|Chapter 39]], Cersei</ref>
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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. He was tortured by [[Qyburn]] and told to tell the story like Cersei wanted. Under torture he named Margaery's false lovers as...
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As part of the 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. He is tortured by [[Qyburn]] and told to tell the story like Cersei wants. Under torture he names Margaery's false lovers as:
  
 
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He also originally named Ser [[Loras Tyrell]] and the Redwyne twins as well but [[Cersei Lannister]] knew no one who ever knew Loras would ever believe that and she needed [[House Redwyne]] and their ships to deal with the Ironborn so she dared not risk offending them. So she reminded Wat they had nothing to do with it.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 39|Chapter 39]], Cersei</ref> After Margaery was successfully framed, Cersei had the Blue Bard arrested once again. He was tortured once again by the [[Faith of the Seven|Faith]] but continued to tell the story Cersei wanted him to.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 43|Chapter 43]], Cersei</ref>
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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}}
  
===A Dance with Dragons===
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
The blue bard is still being held by the faith. According to [[Kevan Lannister]] he appears to have gone mad.
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The Blue Bard is still held by the Faith. According to [[Kevan Lannister]], he appears to have gone mad.
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==

Revision as of 20:19, 19 June 2013

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]

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. He is tortured by Qyburn and told to tell the story like Cersei wants. Under torture he names Margaery's false lovers as:

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.

References and Notes