Elder Brother (Quiet Isle)

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Culture Rivermen
Born 255 AC or 256 AC[1]
Book A Feast for Crows (appears)

The Elder Brother is the leader of a septry on the Quiet Isle. He is reputed to have powers as a healer.[2] This elder brother's given name is unknown.


The Elder Brother is a tall man, with a large, square head, shrewd eyes, a veined, red nose, and a heavy jaw. He shaves his head.[2]


The Elder Brother was the third son of a family of knights, and he had nothing to offer the woman he wanted to marry but the shield, sword and horse of his own knighthood. He fought for House Targaryen at the Battle of the Trident where he was knocked unconscious. Others thought him dead so they stripped his armor and possessions and dumped his body into the Trident. He floated downstream where he woke up naked on the Quiet Isle. He spent the next ten years in silence.[2]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth, Ser Hyle Hunt, Podrick Payne, and Septon Meribald meet with the Elder Brother on the Quiet Isle. He tells them of the raid on Saltpans and the end of Sandor Clegane, and he informs Brienne that it was Arya Stark whom Sandor held captive, not Sansa Stark.[2]


The Seven have blessed our Elder Brother with healing hands. He has restored many a man to health that even the maesters could not cure, and many a woman too.[2]

He looks more like a man made to break bones than to heal one, thought the Maid of Tarth, as the Elder Brother strode across the room to embrace Septon Meribald and pat Dog.[2]

—thoughts of Brienne of Tarth


  1. See the Elder Brother (Quiet Isle) calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.