|Born||In or between 269 AC and 273 AC|
|Died||In 300 AC (suspected), at the north|
A Clash of Kings (appendix)|
A Storm of Swords (appendix)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Rhaegar Frey is a member of House Frey and the second son of Ser Aenys Frey and Tyana Wylde, who died in childbirth. A widower, Rhaegar was married to Jeyne Beesbury and had three children with her, Robert, Walda, and Jonos.
Around thirty years old, Rhaegar is round shouldered and kettle-bellied. He has a silky beard and a sardonic smile. Rhaegar's grey lambskin doublet is trimmed with silver, and his silver cloak is clasped with a brooch depicting the Twins. He is named after Rhaegar Targaryen, the Prince of Dragonstone.
A Dance with Dragons
Along with Ser Jared Frey and Symond Frey, Rhaegar travels on the Lionstar to White Harbor via Sisterton to return the bones of Ser Wendel Manderly, who was killed in the Red Wedding, to his father, Lord Wyman Manderly. The Freys also want to ensure White Harbor bends the knee to the Iron Throne.
When Lord Davos Seaworth arrives in White Harbor to persuade House Manderly to support Stannis Baratheon, the three Freys are already present. The Freys insult Davos and the memory of Robb Stark, the King in the North. Rhaegar explains that Robb abandoned the north and the riverlands, and that all must support King Tommen I Baratheon.
The angered Wyman pretends to agree with Rhaegar, as the Iron Throne holds hostage his surviving son and heir, Ser Wylis Manderly, at Harrenhal. Wyman fakes Davos's death by having a criminal with similar features executed and his head dipped in tar so the Freys falsely believe him to be Davos. As a reward for proving his loyalty, Queen Cersei Lannister has Wylis returned to White Harbor via Maidenpool.
Wyman gives Rhaegar, Jared, and Symond palfreys as guest gifts[N 1] when the three Freys depart White Harbor for the wedding of "Arya Stark" to Ramsay Bolton. They disappear while traveling to Barrowton, however, despite the search efforts of Ramsay.
At Winterfell after Ramsay's wedding, Wyman presents three huge pies at the wedding feast while requesting a song from the singer Abel about the Rat Cook. Ser Aenys Frey, Rhaegar's father, and Ser Hosteen Frey suspect Wyman of foul play.
Quotes by Rhaegar
—Rhaegar to the Merman's Court
Robb Stark betrayed us all. He abandoned the north to the cruel mercies of the ironmen to carve out a fairer kingdom for himself along the Trident. Then he abandoned the Riverlords who had risked much and more for him, breaking his marriage pact with my grandfather to wed the first western wench who caught his eye".—Rhaegar to the Merman's Court
—Wynafryd Manderly and Rhaegar
Quotes about Rhaegar
- Guest gifts are usually given when a guest leaves, making them no longer under the protection of guest right.
- See the Rhaegar Frey calculation.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos I.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.