Emmon Frey

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Emmon Frey
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Alias Emm
Culture Rivermen
Born 237 AC or 238 AC[1]
Father Walder Frey
Mother Perra Royce
Spouse Lady Genna Lannister

Emmon Frey is a knight from House Frey and is the second son of Lord Walder Frey and Lady Perra Royce. He is married to Lady Genna Lannister, with whom he has four sons: Cleos, Lyonel, Tion, and Walder.[2]

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Emmon Frey

Emmon is a small man, thin and nervous and mostly bald. The sullen Emmon has a prominent apple in his throat.[2]


Emmon went to Casterly Rock at the age of fourteen to marry the boisterous Genna Lannister, who was half his age.[2] The match by Genna's father, Lord Tytos Lannister, outraged Lord Roger Reyne and Genna's brother, the ten-year-old Tywin Lannister.[2] Emmon has since been fearful of Tywin, now the Lord of Casterly Rock and Warden of the West.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Emmon attends the Hand's tourney in King's Landing with five of his brothers.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Although House Frey allied with House Tully and House Stark at the onset of the War of the Five Kings, Emmon took the side of House Lannister.[4] In the aftermath of the Red Wedding, as part of the deal between Lord Tywin Lannister and Lord Walder Frey, Lord Edmure Tully is attainted by the crown, and stripped of Riverrun and all its lands and incomes. The lands, incomes, and castle are granted to Emmon and his wife Lady Genna Lannister.[5] Emmon is to receive Riverrun once Ser Brynden Tully yields the castle.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Emmon is among the Freys at the siege of Riverrun, encamping south of the Red Fork, and he insists that Ser Ryman Frey hang the captive Lord Edmure Tully, to no avail.[2] For a time Emmon believes he is the new overlord of the riverlands until Ser Jaime Lannister points out that honor is held by Petyr Baelish, the new Lord Paramount of the Trident.[2] Emmon also objects to any assaults on the castle by Jaime or Ser Daven Lannister.[7]

Although Jaime resolves the siege, Emmon is furious when Brynden the Blackfish escapes through the River Gate. Emmon, now age sixty[2] and Lord of House Frey of Riverrun, holds Riverrun with a garrison of two hundred men. He pontificates to the castle's servants, and Tom of Sevenstreams decides to remain in Riverrun to sing for the Frey lord.[8]

Quotes by Emmon

Emmon: For a son to raise his hand against a father. Monstrous. These are dark days in Westeros. I fear for us all with Lord Tywin gone.
Genna: You feared for us all when he was here.[2]

—Emmon and Genna Lannister

Emmon: Ser Jaime, your lord father's faith in me was well placed, you shall see. I mean to be firm but fair with my new vassals. Blackwood and Bracken, Jason Mallister, Vance and Piper, they shall learn that they have a just overlord in Emmon Frey. My father as well, yes. He is the Lord of the Crossing, but I am the Lord of Riverrun. A son has a duty to obey his father, true, but a bannerman must obey his overlord.
Jaime: You are not his overlord, ser. Read your parchment. You were granted Riverrun with its lands and incomes, no more. Petyr Baelish is the Lord Paramount of the Trident. Riverrun will be subject to the rule of Harrenhal.[2]

—Emmon and Jaime Lannister

Emmon: I rule in Riverrun, by the king's own decree, I—
Genna: Emmon, the Lord Commander knows about the king's decree. Ser Edmure knows about the king's decree. The stableboys know about the king's decree.[8]

—Emmon and Genna Lannister

Quotes about Emmon

Cleo was his Aunt Genna's son by that dullard Emmon Frey, who had lived in terror of Lord Tywin Lannister since the day he wed his sister. When Lord Walder Frey had brought the Twins into the war on the side of Riverrun, Ser Emmon had chosen his wife's allegiance over his father's. Casterly Rock got the worst of that bargain, Jaime reflected.[4]

—thoughts of Jaime Lannister

And our own Ser Emmon ... no, Lord Emmon, Seven save us, must not forget his new title . . . our Lord of Riverrun does nought but try to tell me how to run the siege. He wants me to take the castle without damaging it, since it is now his lordly seat.[2]

Emmon Frey was a fretful man with nervous hands. He might have weighed ten stone ... but only wet, and clad in mail. He was a weed in wool, with no chin to speak of, a flaw that the prominence of the apple in his throat made even more absurd.[2]

—thoughts of Jaime Lannister

Genna has played her part as well. Jaime remembered many a feast where Emmon sat poking at his food sullenly whilst his wife made ribald jests with whatever household knight had been seated to her left, their conversations punctuated by loud bursts of laughter. She gave Frey four sons, to be sure. At least she says they are his. No one in Casterly Rock had the courage to suggest otherwise, least of all Ser Emmon.[2]

—thoughts of Jaime Lannister


"Red" Walder


Preceded by Lord of Riverrun
300 AC–present
Heir apparent:
Tywin Frey

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