|Book(s)||A Feast for Crows (mentioned)|
A Feast for Crows
Shortear is sent by Queen Cersei Lannister to fetch Maesters Frenken and Ballabar with Puckens after the discovery of the corpse of Tywin Lannister. They return with Qyburn. He is within earshot when Ser Jaime Lannister refuses the position of Hand of the King when the queen offers it to him.