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Lord '''Davos Seaworth''' of the Rainwood, Admiral of the Narrow Sea, commonly called '''the Onion Knight''', was once a smuggler, but became a landed knight and [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s most honest and loyal supporter. He captains the ''[[Black Betha]]'', his old smuggling ship. He has several sons who serve as captains of their own ships or as officers on his ship. His wife tends his lands on the [[Cape Wrath|Cape of Wrath]]. The sigil of his house is a black ship with an onion on the sails upon a grey field.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 10|Chapter 10]], Davos</ref> Davos will be played by Liam Cunningham in the TV series.
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Lord '''Davos Seaworth''' of the Rainwood, Admiral of the Narrow Sea, commonly called '''the Onion Knight''', was once a smuggler, but became a landed knight and [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s most honest and loyal supporter. He captains the ''[[Black Betha]]'', his old smuggling ship. He has several sons who serve as captains of their own ships or as officers on his ship. His wife tends his lands on the [[Cape Wrath|Cape of Wrath]]. The sigil of his house is a black ship with an onion on the sails upon a grey field.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 10|Chapter 10]], Davos</ref> Davos will be played by Liam Cunningham in the [[Game of Thrones|TV series]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==

Revision as of 02:49, 7 September 2011

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Davos Seaworth by Amoka©
Davos Seaworth by Amoka©

Alias The Onion Knight
Davos Shorthand
Title Hand of the King
Lord of the Rainwood
Admiral of the Narrow Sea
Allegiance House Seaworth
Culture Westeros
Born At King's Landing
Spouse Marya Seaworth
Book(s) A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Lord Davos Seaworth of the Rainwood, Admiral of the Narrow Sea, commonly called the Onion Knight, was once a smuggler, but became a landed knight and Stannis Baratheon's most honest and loyal supporter. He captains the Black Betha, his old smuggling ship. He has several sons who serve as captains of their own ships or as officers on his ship. His wife tends his lands on the Cape of Wrath. The sigil of his house is a black ship with an onion on the sails upon a grey field.[1] Davos will be played by Liam Cunningham in the TV series.

History

Originally from Flea Bottom in King's Landing, Davos was an infamous smuggler who piloted his black-sailed ship into harbors in the dead of night.[2] During the Siege of Storm's End, while Mace Tyrell sat outside Storm's End starving out Stannis Baratheon's forces, Davos piloted a small boat filled with onions and other food into the castle. This provided sustenance for Stannis's until the siege could be relieved. Stannis decreed that if he would receive lands and a knighthood for his heroism, he must also pay for his past crimes by losing the first joint from each finger of his left hand. Davos found the ruling just, and agreed to the terms if Stannis would swing the blade himself.[3] He kept the bones of his joints in a pouch around his neck because he believed they were lucky, having bought a future for his family.[4] After the end of Robert's Rebellion, and even though Davos's lands fell under Renly Baratheon's rule, Davos continued in service to Stannis.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Stannis declares himself king of the Seven Kingdoms at the beginning of the War of the Five Kings, Davos supports Stannis's claim. He is strong in the Faith of the Seven, however, and dislikes Stannis's conversion to R'hllor under the guidance of Melisandre. Davos goes to several Stormlords to persuade them to support Stannis, but does not have any success.[5] Davos is then sent north to Gulltown, the Fingers, the Three Sisters up to White Harbor to distribute Stannis's proclamation concerning the legitimacy of Cersei Lannister's children with Robert Baratheon. Davos also fights in Stannis's navy at the Battle of the Blackwater, where four of his sons are killed.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Davos himself spends several days marooned on the Spears of the Merling King, barren spires in Blackwater Bay, where he hallucinates that the Seven talk to him. After his rescue, he plans to kill Melisandre for leading Stannis astray, but she foresees the attempt and has him jailed.[7] Stannis forgives Davos and makes him his Hand[8]. He is also named Lord of the Rainwood and Admiral of the Narrow Sea. Davos again fights Melisandre's influence over Stannis by smuggling Robert Baratheon's bastard, Edric Storm, out of Dragonstone to spare him from being sacrificed to R'hllor. He also suggests that Stannis go to the aid of the Night's Watch, who is under attack by wildlings.[9].

A Feast for Crows

It is reported that Davos was sent to White Harbor to negotiate with the Manderlys.[10] Cersei Lannister demands that Lord Manderly execute Davos in exchange for the ransom of his heir. It is then reported that Davos's head and hands now grace the walls of White Harbor.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

Davos sails from Eastwatch at the Wall to represent Stannis and his claim in White Harbour with Salladhor Saan and his fleet of Lyseni sellsails. After a number of storms take their toll on Saan's fleet, Saan abandons Stannis's cause and gives Davos the choice between coming with him to Essos, or leaving in a small row boat. Davos chooses to leave, and eventually washes up on the shores of the Sisters. After a short stay and an update on current events from Lord Godric Borrell of Sweetsister, Davos continues to White Harbour.[12] He is preceded, however, by envoys of House Frey (Rhaegar Frey, Ser Jared Frey and Symond Frey), who have come with the remains of one of Manderly's sons.[13] Lord Manderly has Davos dragged off in the presence of the Freys.[14] Manderly then has Davos imprisoned, but has a different prisoner in the cell executed. The prisoner is beheaded, his head dipped in tar. The fingers of one of his hands are also cut off to resemble Davos. The head and hands are then put up on spikes on the walls of White Harbour to give the Lannisters and Freys reason to believe in House Manderly's loyalty to the Iron Throne. Once Manderly has sent a false report to the Iron Throne and gotten his son and heir, Ser Wylis Manderly, back, he frees Davos. He tells Davos that he will swear his allegiance to Stannis if Davos retrieves Rickon Stark. Manderly has discovered the boy is alive, but needs a smuggler to retrieve him. [15]

Appearance

Davos is a slight man with an ordinary face. He has brown hair and eyes, and a beard peppered with gray. The first joints of the fingers of his left hand are missing.[16] He wore the bones in a pouch around his neck until he lost them.

References and Notes

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