Harwood Stout

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House Stout.svg Lord
Harwood Stout
House Stout.svg
Title Lord of Goldgrass
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Culture Northmen
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Harwood Stout is the Lord of Goldgrass and the head of House Stout.[1] He is a vassal of Lady Barbrey Dustin of Barrowton.[2]

Appearance and Character

Harwood is grizzled and is missing an arm.[3] The petty lord is obedient[3] and cautious.[4]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Ramsay Bolton leads a search for Jared, Rhaegar, and Symond Frey, envoys who went missing after departing White Harbor. Barbrey Dustin, Lady of Barrowton, bars Ramsay from her keep of Barrow Hall, so Ramsay stays instead at the more modest Goldgrass when he returns to Barrowton. When Ramsay insists that Lord Stout hold a feast to welcome him back, Harwood's servants quietly worry that their winter stores will be exhausted. Grey Jeyne and Maude, two of Ramsay's dogs, kill one of Harwood's old hounds over a meaty bone tossed to them by Will Short. Harwood departs his hall when Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort and the new Warden of the North, arrives at the feast to speak with his son.[3]

Harwood attends the wedding of Ramsay to "Arya Stark", actually Jeyne Poole, at Winterfell.[5] During a later breakfast, Harwood quietly converses with Hother Umber. Among the snowmen that squires build along the battlements of Winterfell, one lacks an arm to depict Harwood.[6] Lord Stout reacts incredulously when Ser Hosteen Frey suggests taking the fight to Stannis Baratheon.[4] He later jokes with Roger Ryswell.[7]

Quotes

Hosteen: We should take the fight to Stannis Baratheon and make an end to him.
Harwood: Leave the castle? Would you have us charge blindly into the snow?[4]

Hosteen Frey and Harwood

References

  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: the North
  2. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.