Androw Farman

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Androw Farman
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Allegiance House Farman
Culture Westermen
Born In 32 AC[1]
Died In 54 AC, at Dragonstone
Spouse Princess Rhaena Targaryen
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)

Androw Farman was a member of House Farman. He was the second son of Lord Marq Farman of Fair Isle.

Appearance and Character

Androw was described as comely at seventeen, but at age twenty-two he became puffy-faced, round-shouldered and fleshy. He was a timid, unremarkable and uncertain man who could not read nor write.[1]

History

Androw was a failed squire in his youth, possessing no skill at arms. Despite being raised on an island he couldn't swim nor sail a ship. In 47 AC his father hosted Princess Rhaena Targaryen. They grew more than fond of each other during the princess's stay at Faircastle.[2] They married in 49 AC during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen; Lord Farman's maester, Smike, speculated that the princess had only married Androw not because she loved him, but instead because of her love for Elissa.[3] However, there were tensions between the couple and Androw's brother Franklyn Farman, who became Lord of Fair Isle after their father's death. They were forced to leave with Androw's sister Elissa Farman.

After his sister Elissa had fled Dragonstone, it was later discovered she had stolen three dragon eggs from Rhaena. Furious at the betrayal, Rhaena summoned her husband and demanded to know if he knew anything. His tearful denials only enraged Rhaena further. The marriage between the two, though never passionate, became loveless.. Androw became lonely after his sister left, feeling she had been his only friend and companion.[1]

He was ignored by other lords when they visited Rhaena, he sat at his wife's side at meals but didn't share her bed, they slept apart in different towers, and though his wife even said he should find a pretty maid to share his bed, he never did. He had no skill at arms and remained asleep while knights trained in the yard, he could neither read nor write, and was too timid to leave the castle. He drank a great deal; men at Dragonstone paid him no mind; the ladies tittered about him behind his back; servants sometimes ignored his commands; children taunted him, the cruelest being Aerea Targaryen, who once threw the contents of a chamberpot over his head just because she was angry at her mother. When Rhaena dismissed Ser Merrell Bullock, Androw asked her to make him the new commander of the garrison in his place. She and her ladies burst out laughing at the request.[1]

When news came in 54 AC, which would become known as the Year of the Stranger, that Rhaena's mother was failing, Androw announced he would accompany Rhaena to Storm's End so he could comfort her. Rhaena refused, and not gently. A loud argument preceded her departure. Later the same year, Maester Culiper and several of Rhaena's close friends died suddenly from a mysterious disease. Androw had used Tears of Lys to poison his wife's close friends and companions in revenge against her. He also killed Maester Anselm with a dagger, while he was in the rookery. Androw confessed to Rhaena in the Chamber of the Painted Table before jumping from a castle window, denying her revenge against him. Rhaena ordered his body recovered so it would be fed to her dragons.[1]

Quotes by Androw

I brought them cups of wine, and they drank. They thanked me, and they drank. Why not? A cupbearer, a serving man, that is how they saw me. Androw the sweet, Androw the jape.[1]

—Androw confessing to Rhaena Targaryen just before committing suicide

Quotes about Androw

The wrong Farman ran away.[1]

Rhaena Targaryen yelling at Androw

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  2. The Sons of the Dragon.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.