Jory Cassel

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Jory Cassel
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Art by Cris Urdiales

Title Captain of the Guards
Allegiance House Cassel
Died In +/- 298 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Appears)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (Mentioned)

Played by Jamie Sives
TV series Season 1

Jory Cassel is a member of Eddard Stark's household, Captain of the Guards for House Stark. He is killed in King's Landing, at the command of Jaime Lannister as lesson to Eddard Stark. In the TV series he is played by Jamie Sives.[1]


Jory is son of Martyn Cassel, who died fighting alongside Eddard Stark at the Tower of Joy and nephew of Rodrik Cassel, master-at-arms and castellan of Winterfell. Jory continued in his family's path serving loyally House Stark; he was Lord Eddard's captain of guard, serving more than eight years at this post.[2]

Jory attended the wedding of Eddard and Catelyn Tully. During the bedding ceremony, he ripped her gown in haste.[3]

A Game of Thrones

Jory Cassel. © FFG

Jory accompanies Lord Eddard to witness the execution of a deserter from the Night's Watch. On the return way home when the party finds the direwolves in the snow. He claims it is an omen that the direwolf had an antler stuck in its throat and that the direwolf pups had been born after their mother had died.[4]

As part of the plans for the feast in King Robert I's honor, Lord Eddard plans to send Jory south to meet the king on the road with an honor guard.[5] He accompanies Lord Stark south as his captain of the guard in King's Landing. After the incident at the Trident where Arya's direwolf assaulted Prince Joffrey, Jory was the first to find Arya, who had fled. He helped Arya chase away Nymeria by throwing stones at her.[6]

He takes part in the Tourney of the Hand, unhorsing Ser Horas Redwyne and one of the Freys. He loses to Lothor Brune in the tourney only after a judgement by King Robert I.[7] He accompanies Lord Eddard to a brothel to find one of Robert's bastards. On the return trip to the Red Keep, he is slain in the street, by Lannister guards under orders from Ser Jaime Lannister, to serve as a lesson to Lord Eddard, after Jaime learned of the abduction of his brother, Tyrion Lannister.[8]


3 wives
3 Sons

References and Notes

  1. Cast of Game of Thrones on IMDB
  2. Bran states that Jory had been captain for longer than he had been alive. Bran was eight at the time. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 37, Bran
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 1, Bran I.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 2, Catelyn I.
  6. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 16, Eddard III.
  7. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  8. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 35, Eddard IX.