Osfryd Kettleblack

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Title(s) Ser
Captain of the red cloaks
Commander of the City Watch
Allegiance House Kettleblack
City Watch of King's Landing
Predecessor Addam Marbrand
Successor Humfrey Waters
Culture(s) Crownlands
Father Oswell Kettleblack
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Osfryd Kettleblack is the second oldest of the Kettleblack brothers. He is the son of Oswell Kettleblack, and he has two brothers, Ser Osmund and Osney Kettleblack.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Osfryd Kettleblack

Osfryd is a tall man, with a hooked nose, dark hair, and a cruel smile.[1] He is more likely to scowl than smile, and is considered crueler than his brothers.[2] Like his two brothers, he is illiterate.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Osfryd, along with his brothers, are used by Tyrion Lannister to infiltrate Queen Cersei Lannister's attempt to buy a force of sellswords for herself.[4] He becomes the captain of Cersei's new House Lannister guards, and remains with the queen during the Battle of the Blackwater.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Osfryd is given his knighthood after the Battle of the Blackwater along with his brother, Osney, though they took no part in the actual fighting.[6] He and his brother Ser Osney bring Tommen Baratheon back from Rosby after the death of Ser Jacelyn Bywater.[6] All three of the Kettleblack brothers give evidence against Tyrion in his trial.[7]

A Feast for Crows

Ser Osfryd and his brothers are ordered by Queen Cersei to dispose of the corpse of Shae. Cersei tells them that what they do with the corpse is of no concern.[8] After the departure of Ser Addam Marbrand, Osfryd is named by Cersei as his successor as Commander of the City Watch of King's Landing, despite his inexperience and inability to read.[2] After Cersei's arrest by the Faith of the Seven, Osfryd is removed as commander by Grand Maester Pycelle, so that he cannot use the gold cloaks to come to Cersei and his brother Osney's aid. He is replaced by Humfrey Waters.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Cersei confesses to bedding all three of the Kettleblack brothers.[9] As soon as Kevan Lannister hears this information, he has Ser Osfryd is thrown into a dungeon, along with his brother Ser Osmund.[10] Kevan plans to send them to the Wall if they plead guilty. If they plead innocent, they will face Ser Robert Strong in trial by combat.[10]