Illifer the Penniless

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Illifer the Penniless.svg Ser
Illifer the Penniless
Illifer the Penniless.svg
Alias Illy[1]
Title Ser
Culture Westeros
Born or before 240 AC[2]
Personal arms Gold and ermine gyronny
(Gyronny or and ermine)
Book A Feast for Crows (appears)

Illifer the Penniless is a hedge knight. His coat-of-arms is gold and ermine gyronny.[1] His traveling partner is Ser Creighton Longbough.[1]


Ser Illifer is sixty or more with a pointed, narrow face and bony fingers. The practical man is a follower of the Faith.[1]

Illifer wears rusted mail and a hood of patched roughspun mantle. He wields a battered blade and a dagger of ugly, cheap iron. His horse is weedy and half-starved.[1]


The great-great grandfather of Illifer took part in the destruction of House Lothston.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

According to Ser Creighton Longbough, Illifer fought nobly in the Battle of the Blackwater. However, Brienne Tarth and Ser Shadrich are skeptical of Creighton's claims.[1]

While resting at a brook, Illifer and Creighton meet Brienne, and the hedge knights share their trout with her. After chastising her for bearing the arms of House Lothston, Illifer has Brienne swear by the Seven that she did not kill Renly Baratheon. Brienne cautiously sleeps at their camp, and Illifer prepares a breakfast of roast squirrel, acorn paste, and pickles.[1]

As the trio ride to Duskendale, Illifer refuses to join a band of sparrows heading for King's Landing. They come upon the merchant Hibald and escort him toward Duskendale. When Creighton and Illifer have no coin to stay at the Old Stone Bridge, Brienne offers to pay for a room for the two men, and buys them goat to eat. After the others have gone to bed and the inn is quiet, Brienne gathers her things and rides out alone for Duskendale, asking a silent pardon of the hedge knights.[1]