Ben Blackthumb

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Alias Ben Blackthumb
Allegiance House Whent
House Lannister
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Ben Blackthumb is an old blacksmith in the service of Lady Shella Whent of Harrenhal.


Ben is old and hunched.[1]


Ben already worked for Lady Shella Whent's father and grandfather, as well as for the last lord of House Lothston.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After Harrenhal is taken by Lord Tywin Lannister, Ben Blackthumb enters the service of House Lannister.[2]

A Feast for Crows

Ben is one the three people from Lady Whent's service who are still alive when Ser Jaime Lannister returns to Harrenhal on his way to lift the Siege of Riverrun.[1]