Ethan Glover

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Ethan by The Mico ©

Allegiance House Glover
Culture Northmen
Born In or before 274 AC[1]
Died In 283 AC[2], the tower of joy[2]

Ethan Glover was a member of House Glover during the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen. He was the squire for Brandon Stark, the heir of Winterfell.[2]


When Brandon Stark learned of his sister Lyanna's abduction at the hands of Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone, he took off for King's Landing with Jeffory Mallister, Kyle Royce, Elbert Arryn, and his squire, Ethan. When Brandon entered the Red Keep and demanded that Rhaegar come out and die, King Aerys II Targaryen had Brandon's party arrested for threatening the life of the crown prince. The fathers of Brandon and his companions were called to King's Landing to answer for the crimes of their sons. The king had the fathers and sons all executed, with only Ethan spared.[3] Aerys then demanded that Jon Arryn, Lord of the Eyrie, execute his wards, Robert Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End, and Brandon's younger brother Eddard Stark, now Lord of Winterfell. Robert's Rebellion started shortly thereafter when Jon refused the king's command.[4]

After Aerys's death in the Sack of King's Landing, Eddard lifted the siege of Storm's End.[2] Lord Stark then rode to the Red Mountains with Ethan, Martyn Cassel, Theo Wull, Howland Reed, Ser Mark Ryswell, and Willam Dustin, Lord of Barrowton. At the tower of joy, they were confronted by the last three members of Aerys's Kingsguard, Ser Arthur Dayne, Ser Oswell Whent, and Lord Commander Gerold Hightower. All but Eddard and Howland were slain in the ensuing combat at the tower of joy. Eddard used stones from the tower to built eight cairns for the fallen.[2]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

During a fever dream, Lord Eddard Stark recalls Ethan and other former companions.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Lady Catelyn Stark tells Ser Jaime Lannister that Ethan was the only one of Brandon Stark's companions to have survived after being arrested by King Aerys II Targaryen.[3]


Jaime: Aerys sent his guards to arrest them all for plotting his son's murder. The others were lords' sons too, it seems to me.
Catelyn: Ethan Glover was Brandon's squire. He was the only one to survive.[3]


Ethan's relation to Galbart Glover, the Master of Deepwood Motte, is unknown.



  1. See the Ethan Glover calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 55, Catelyn VII.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos I.