Gedmund Peake

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Gedmund Peake
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Alias Gedmund Great-Axe
Gedmund Green-Sick
Title Ser
Commander of the royal fleet
Master of ships
Lord admiral
Allegiance House Peake
Culture Reach
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Gedmund Peake, called Gedmund Great-Axe, was a knight from House Peake who became commander of the royal fleet, and later lord admiral and master of ships during the regency of King Aegon III Targaryen. He was the uncle of Lord Unwin Peake of Starpike.[1][2]

Character

Gedmund Great-Axe had prowess as a warrior but little experience with ships.[1]

History

When Lord Unwin Peake became Hand of the King, in 133 AC he made his uncle Gedmund commander of the royal fleet with the more experienced Ned Bean as his second-in-command. During the Daughters' War, Gedmund and Ned were sent against Racallio Ryndoon, the self-proclaimed King of the Narrow Sea. The commander became so seasick during the voyage, however, that sailors called him "Gedmund Green-Sick". When it was learned that Racallio had allied with the Sealord of Braavos and the Archon of Tyrosh, Gedmund remained at Tarth to await further instructions from Unwin. Lord Alyn Velaryon protested they would lose time, however, and left Gedmund behind to continue south. The Braavosi ships in the Stepstones were then defeated in Lord Alyn's attack, an action which outraged Unwin. The Hand recalled Gedmund's fleet from Tarth to defend the Gullet and Blackwater Bay from Braavosi retaliation.[1]

Gedmund remained in his post after his nephew resigned as Hand in 134 AC.[3] After the attempted coup against the Rogare family and the King's Hand, Lord Thaddeus Rowan in 135 AC, Gedmund was named lord admiral and master of ships to appease Lord Peake and his supporters.[3][2]

Quotes

They are my fleets now, and Baela's monkey is more suited to command them than Nuncle Gedmund.[1]

Alyn Velaryon after learning of Gedmund's appointment

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Unknown
woman
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Peake
 
Unknown
wife
 
Gedmund
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mervyn
Flowers
 
Unwin
 
Unknown
3 wives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Bernard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Titus
 
Myrielle
 
Daughter
 
Unknown
husband
 
2 Daughters
 
2 Sons
 
Amaury
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.