|Alias||The Brute of Bracken|
The Hedge Knight (appears)|
The Sworn Sword (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (mentioned)
After slaying Lord Quentyn Blackwood in 206 AC in a tourney at King's Landing, Otho became known as "the Brute of Bracken". Although he used a blunted longaxe, Otho struck Lord Quentyn so hard that he stove in his helm's visor and the face beneath.
Otho's older brother died in the Great Spring Sickness, which made Otho his father's new heir. In 211 AC, Otho's father was slowly dying, and Septon Sefton predicted that "The Blackwoods will never stomach the Brute of Bracken as a neighbor", insisting it would mean war. Later that year, it was rumored at the wedding tourney at Whitewalls that Otho might come. He did not, however, and it was suggested that the tourney was "hardly worth the bother" for Otho. At the tourney, Ser Duncan the Tall overheard a discussion between Lord Gormon Peake and an unidentified man, where the belief was expressed that Otho would have to follow the Blackfyre cause, once the Freys and Lothstons had joined it.