Jory Cassel

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Jory Cassel
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Jory Cassel, art by Amok

Title(s) Captain of the guards
Allegiance House Cassel
House Stark
Culture(s) Northmen
Born In 273 AC or before[1], at Winterfell[2]
Died In 298 AC, at King's Landing
Father Martyn Cassel
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Played by Jamie Sives
TV series Season 1

Jory Cassel is a member of House Cassel and the captain of the household guard at Winterfell for House Stark.[3] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Jamie Sives.[4]


See also: Images of Jory Cassel

Jory has a wry smile,[5] which he often shows to Arya Stark.[6] Sansa Stark thinks he is less handsome than Alyn.[7] He wears unadorned blue-grey plate armor and a thin cloak.[8]


Jory is the son of Martyn Cassel and the nephew of Ser Rodrik Cassel, master-at-arms of Winterfell.[9]

During Robert's Rebellion, Jory attended the wedding of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Tully at Riverrun. During the bedding ceremony, he ripped her gown in haste.[10] At the end of the war, Jory's father died fighting alongside Eddard at the tower of joy.[11]

Jory has served as Lord Eddard's captain of the guard for more than eight years.[12] Jory once brought Robb Stark, Bran Stark, and Jon Snow into the wolfswood to fish for trout in a rushing stream near Winterfell.[12] Robb and Jon have often hunted in the forest with their father and Jory.[13] The captain has also sparred in Winterfell's yard with Robb, Jon, and Theon Greyjoy.[14]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Jory Cassel, by Linda Tso © Fantasy Flight Games

Jory accompanies Lord Eddard Stark to witness the execution of Gared, a deserter from the Night's Watch. When the party finds direwolves in the snow while returning home, he claims it is an omen that the direwolf had an antler stuck in its throat and that the pups had been born after their mother had died.[3]

As part of the plans for the feast in King Robert I Baratheon's honor, Eddard plans to send Jory south to meet Robert on the kingsroad with an honor guard.[15]

Jory accompanies Lord Stark south to King's Landing as his captain of the guard. After the incident at the Trident where Arya Stark's direwolf assaults Prince Joffrey Baratheon, Jory is the first to find Arya, who had fled. He helps Arya chase away Nymeria by throwing stones at her.[16] Jory sends four men to escort the bones of Lady back to Winterfell.[16]

Jory takes part in the Hand's tourney, unhorsing Ser Horas Redwyne and one of the Freys. He loses to Lothor Brune in the tourney only after a judgement by King Robert.[8] As a guard for the Hand of the King, Jory receives a new cloak, heavy grey wool with a white satin border.[17]

During Eddard's investigation into the death of Lord Jon Arryn, Ser Hugh refuses to speak with Jory.[18]

Jory accompanies Lord Eddard to a brothel to find one of Robert's bastards, Barra. On the return trip to the Red Keep, he is slain in the streets of King's Landing, by House Lannister guards under orders from Ser Jaime Lannister, to serve as a lesson to Eddard, after Jaime learns of the abduction of his brother, Tyrion Lannister, by Eddard's wife, Catelyn Stark.[5] Ned sends Jory's body to the silent sisters, so they can prepare it for burial at Winterfell besides the grave of his grandfather.[19]

A Clash of Kings

Theon Greyjoy sees Jory during a nightmare of a feast at Winterfell.[20] Jory is among those for whom Sansa Stark sings during the Battle of the Blackwater.[21]


Eddard: Or did you truly think I'd believe that Nymeria ran off?

Arya: Jory promised not to tell.

Eddard: Jory kept his word.[17]

They killed Jory? Why would anyone kill Jory?[12]


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