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Benjicot Blackwood

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Benjicot Blackwood
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Alias Bloody Ben Blackwood
Title Lord of Raventree Hall
Allegiance House Blackwood
Born In 119 AC[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Benjicot Blackwood, also known as Bloody Ben Blackwood, was a head of House Blackwood and Lord of Raventree Hall.[2]


A member of the blacks, Benjicot was only eleven years old when he participated in the Battle by the Lakeshore during the Dance of the Dragons. Archmaester Gyldayn wrote that Ben was the "new Lord of Raventree", but the circumstances of his succeeding to the title are unmentioned. Although the soldiers from the riverlands and the North defeated the westermen army in the battle, Ben wept when he saw all of the dead. When Prince Aemond Targaryen raided the riverlands atop Vhagar, Ben asked Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen to protect the river lords with her dragons, but she remained in King's Landing.[2]

Following the Second Battle of Tumbleton, Benjicot had one of his longbowmen, Billy Burley, put three arrows through the eye of the weakened dragon Tessarion.[2] Later during the Battle of the Kingsroad, the Lads were led by young Lord Kermit Tully, the even-younger Ben, and Ben's aunt, Black Aly Blackwood. Ben broke the flank of Lord Borros Baratheon's greens in the battle, allowing Aly's archers to bring down the loyalist knights. Benjicot was remembered after the battle as Bloody Ben.[3]


  1. See the Benjicot Blackwood calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.