Hosteen Frey

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Hosteen Frey
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Alias Ser Stupid[1]
Title Ser
Allegiance House Frey
Culture Rivermen
Born In or between 249 AC and 258 AC[2]
Spouse Bellena Hawick
Issue Arwood Frey
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
The Winds of Winter (mentioned)
Hosteen Frey by Cloudninja9©

Ser Hosteen Frey is a knight of House Frey, the sixth son of Lord Walder Frey, the first one born of his third wife, Amarei Crakehall. He is married to Bellena Hawick.[3] Hosteen is a seasoned soldier and the fiercest fighter of Walder's brood.[4]

Appearance and Character

Hosteen is a husky man with a square face.[5] He is brawny, on account of his Crakehall ancestry, with a jut of jaw and arms thick with muscle. He is compared to a bull, slow to anger but implacable when aroused.[4] While he favors his mother's family and is considered the strongest of all the Freys, [5] Stannis Baratheon judges him to be dim and stupid.[1]

History

Ser Hosteen participated in the tourney at Lannisport, which was held to celebrate King Robert I Baratheon's victory over Greyjoy's Rebellion. He was defeated by the eventual champion, Ser Jorah Mormont.[6] Hosteen rode in the tourney on Prince Joffrey's name day in 298 AC, but he was unhorsed by Ser Loras Tyrell.[7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Hosteen attends the Hand's tourney in King's Landing with five of his brothers.[8] He is at the Twins when Catelyn Stark informs her son, Robb, of the alliance negotiated with Lord Walder Frey.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Hosteen is captured by House Lannister,[3] presumably during the battle on the Green Fork. Arya Stark observes four Freys being ransomed at Harrenhal.[9]

Hosteen is later a member of the Frey contingent commanded by Ser Aenys Frey and Lord Roose Bolton at Harrenhal. He claims to have been captured by Lord Tywin Lannister once.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Hosteen is among the Freys that meet Ser Jaime Lannister when he arrives at Harrenhal with the Brave Companions. Hosteen is introduced to Catelyn Stark at the Twins on the eve of Lord Edmure Tully's wedding to Roslin Frey.[10] During the Red Wedding Hosteen kills Lucas Blackwood.[11]

A Feast for Crows

Aenys and Hosteen command the two thousand Frey swords that are sent with Lord Bolton to retake the north.[12]

A Dance with Dragons

Hosteen and Aenys are present at the wedding of Ramsay Bolton to "Arya Stark", who is actually Jeyne Poole, at Winterfell.[13] In the worsening cold, he loses an ear to frostbite. When several men-at-arms are murdered Hosteen at first suspects Theon Greyjoy but later suspects Lord Wyman Manderly of ordering the deaths. Ser Jared Frey, Symond Frey and Rhaegar Frey went to White Harbor to treat with Wyman and have not been seen since, to which Hosteen suspects foul play. When Little Walder Frey is found dead at the First Keep, Hosteen accuses Lord Manderly, who denies the charge while insulting House Frey. This enrages Hosteen, who attacks Wyman and would have killed him if not for the intervention of White Harbor knights.[14]

In order to prevent a battle inside the castle between his own army, Roose Bolton sends Hosteen and Aenys in the vanguard to attack Stannis Baratheon's army.[14]

The Winds of Winter

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The Frey vanguard falls into a pit trap set by Mors Umber. Aenys is killed, placing Hosteen, whom Stannis refers to as "Ser Stupid", in command of the Frey force sent to battle Stannis.[1]

Quotes

Wyman: White Harbor does not fear to ride with you, Ser Hosteen. Lead us out, and my knights will ride behind you.
Hosteen: Close enough to drive a lance through my back, aye. Where are my kin, Manderly? Tell me that.[15]

Wyman Manderly and Hosteen

Quotes about Hosteen

Angry foes do not concern me. Anger makes men stupid, and Hosteen Frey was stupid to begin with, if half of what I have heard of him is true. Let him come.[1]

Family

 
Walder
 
Amarei
Crakehall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hosteen
 
Bellena
Hawick
 
 
 
Lucias
Vypren
 
Lythene
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Symond
 
Betharios
of Braavos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arwood
 
Ryella
Royce
 
Damon
Vypren
 
Elyana
Vypren
 
Jon
Wylde
 
Alesander
 
Alyx
 
Bradamar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryella
 
Androw
 
Alyn
 
Hostella
 
Rickard
Wylde
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Danwell
 
Wynafrei
Whent
 
 
 
 
 
Merrett
 
Mariya Darry
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pate of the
Blue Fork
 
Amerei
 
Lancel
Lannister
 
"Fat"
Walda
 
Roose
Bolton
 
Marissa
 
Stillborn
daughter
 
Daughter
 
"Little"
Walder
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geremy
 
Carolei
Waynwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Raymund
 
Beony
Beesbury
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sandor
 
Cynthea
 
Robert
 
Malwyn
 
Sarra
 
Serra
 
Cersei
 
Tywin
 
Jaime
 


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