|Died||In 298 AC, at King's Landing|
|Book(s)||A Game of Thrones|
A Game of Thrones
Desmond accompanies Lord Eddard party to the execution of a deserter from the Night's Watch. Desmond admits Maester Luwin to see Eddard in Catelyn chambers, when he brought a coded later from Lysa.
Desmond was one of the guards that goes south with Lord Eddard, when he becomes Hand to the King. He present Yoren, the night watch recruiter before Eddard and later soothe Arya worries about her father, telling her every northman is worth ten southron swords.
Desmond was killed in the Stark household purge, following Lord Eddard arrest; Arya finds his body and kicks it, calling him a liar.