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Clydas, by TheMico

Allegiance Night's Watch
Culture Westeros
Born 240 AC or before[1]

Played by Unidentified
TV series Game of Thrones: Season 1

Clydas is a steward of the Night's Watch.


Short and chinless,[2] Clydas has a few white hairs still clinging to his scalp.[3] The steward has dim pink eyes[2][4][3] and is hunched[5] with rounded shoulders.[4]

Jon considers Clydas to be ugly[2] and estimates him to be about sixty years old.[3]


For years[6] Clydas and Chett have helped tend to Maester Aemon's needs and helped with the ravens at Castle Black.[2]

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A Game of Thrones

Because Maester Aemon is blind, the half-blind[7] Clydas reads messages to him.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Clydas aids Aemon when the maester treats the wounds of Jon Snow.[4] A woman from Mole's Town aids Aemon and Clydas as they deal with wounds suffered by those fighting in the attack on Castle Black.[9]

A Feast for Crows

When Aemon is sent away by Jon, the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Clydas takes over the duties of tending to the ravens and the wounded. Before leaving, Aemon has Clydas mark passages in the Jade Compendium for Jon.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Clydas mulls wine and offers a cup to Jon, who tells the steward of Stannis Baratheon's sword, Lightbringer.[3] Clydas informs Jon of a letter sent by Ramsay Bolton after the siege of Moat Cailin,[10] and he also informs Jon of a letter from Stannis after the fight by Deepwood Motte.[11]

Clydas treats Alys Karstark when she flees to Castle Black.[12] After Alys tells her tale, Clydas sends a message to Deepwood hoping to warn Stannis of Arnolf Karstark's treachery.[13] Clydas brings Jon letters from Cotter Pyke.[13][14] Jon tasks Clydas with tending to any of Tormund's people who are sick.[15]

Clydas is frightened by a letter to Jon entitled "Bastard" and sealed with pink wax. He brings it to Jon unopened.[16]


He's sixty if he's a day. An old man. He only seemed young compared with Aemon. Short and round, he had the dim pink eyes of some nocturnal creature.[3]

—thoughts of Jon Snow

Clydas tended to the ravens well enough, but he had not a tenth of Aemon Targaryen's knowledge or experience, and even less of his wisdom.[10]

—thoughts of Jon Snow

Cellador would be half-drunk, and Clydas was a poor substitute for a real maester, but they were what he had.[15]

—thoughts of Jon Snow