Franklyn Flowers, by Nawia ©
|Alias||Bastard of Cider Hall|
|Book||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
Franklyn Flowers, also known as the Bastard of Cider Hall, is a knight and a captain in service to the Golden Company.
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Franklyn is a big-bellied, shambling hulk of a man, with a seamed face crisscrossed with old scars. His right ear looks as if a dog had chewed on it, and his left ear is missing entirely. He wears a lord's ransom in golden arm rings, one for each year he has served with the Golden Company.
Franklyn claims that his mother was a washerwoman at Cider Hall, who was raped by one of the lord's sons. Due to this, Franklyn loathes the Fossoways.
Franklyn knows Griff, and remembers him from when he served with Golden Company twelve years ago. Franklyn was knighted some time after Griff left the company.
A Dance with Dragons
Ser Franklyn is present during Jon Connington's rendezvous with the Golden Company three miles south of Volon Therys. During the discussions about how to meet up with Daenerys Targaryen in Meereen, Franklyn suggests the land route, but Harry Strickland replies that the demon road is death. Franklyn is one of the first to swear his allegiance to Prince Aegon Targaryen. He remarks that he looks forward to attacking the Reach and killing some Fossoways. Franklyn then takes Aegon to meet the men of the Golden Company. Instead of waiting for Daenerys, the sellswords agree to sail to Westeros.
During the landing of the Golden Company in the stormlands, Franklyn takes part in the taking of Griffin's Roost. Franklyn uses brush for concealment, leading his men to destroy the gate with a ram. Ravens are quickly dispatched by the castle, but are taken out by the Golden Company’s expert archers. When Jon tells Franklyn there are to be no more messages, the next thing to come flying from Griffin's Roost is the maester.
During the victors' feast in the great hall, Jon presides from the Griffin's Seat, while Franklyn shares the high table with Harry Strickland, Black Balaq, and the three young Conningtons they had taken captive. Franklyn is present during Jon's war council in the castle.
My mother was a washerwoman at Cider Hall till one of milord's sons raped her. Makes me a sort o' brown apple Fossoway, the way I see it.—Franklyn to Aegon Targaryen
Aegon: Why should I go running to my aunt as if I were a beggar? My claim is better than her own. Let her come to me ... in Westeros.
Franklyn: I like it. Sail west, not east. Leave the little queen to her olives and seat Prince Aegon upon the Iron Throne. The boy has stones, I give him that.—Aegon Targaryen and Franklyn
—Franklyn to Aegon Targaryen
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.