House Baratheon of Storm's End (formerly)|
House Baratheon of Dragonstone (formerly)
House Baratheon of King's Landing
|Current Leader||Ser Bonifer Hasty|
The Holy Hundred is a group of one hundred men-at-arms pious in their faith to the Seven.[N 1]
The Holy Hundred are led by Ser Bonifer Hasty, are well-disciplined, and ride tall grey geldings. Because of their spotless reputation, Lord Petyr Baelish once joked that Bonifer had gelded the riders as well. Ser Jaime Lannister recognizes them as being as well-disciplined as any soldiers in the Seven Kingdoms.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Bonifer Hasty and the Holy Hundred join King Renly Baratheon at the beginning of the War of the Five Kings. Upon Renly's death at Storm's End, they switch loyalties to King Stannis Baratheon. The Holy Hundred lose fourteen men fighting on behalf of Stannis at the Battle of the Blackwater, bringing their number down to eighty-six. After the battle, Bonifer and his soldiers submit to King Joffrey Baratheon.
A Feast for Crows
The Holy Hundred join Ser Jaime Lannister's force which is sent to bring an end to fighting in the riverlands. They are assigned to garrison Harrenhal when Bonifer the Good is named castellan in Lord Petyr Baelish's absence. Jaime thinks they make a lovely sight as they wheel and prance their horses.
I want none of Ser Gregor's followers. I will not have such sinners in my service.
Jaime: Can you hold Harrenhal with just your Holy Hundred?
Bonifer: I anticipate no difficulty. The Crone will light our way, and the Warrior will give strength to our arms.
They should actually be called the Holy Eighty-Six, having lost fourteen men upon the Blackwater, but no doubt Ser Bonifer Hasty would fill up his ranks again as soon as he found some sufficiently pious recruits.—thoughts of Jaime Lannister
All the same, Jaime wondered about any soldiers who were better known for their lovely horses than for the foes they'd slain. They pray well, I suppose, but can they fight? They had not disgraced themselves on the Blackwater, so far as he knew, but they had not distinguished themselves either. —thoughts of Jaime Lannister
- ↑ While the Holy Hundred contains religious soldiers, as a group it is not sworn to the Faith of the Seven, since the Faith Militant was outlawed in 48 AC.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Bonifer Hasty.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.