Walda Frey (daughter of Merrett)
Illustration by Elia Fernandez©
|Title||Lady of the Dreadfort|
|Born||In 283 AC or 284 AC|
|Spouse||Lord Roose Bolton|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)|
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
|Played by||Elizabeth Webster|
|TV series||Season 4 | Season 5|
Walda Frey, known as Fat Walda, is the second daughter of Merrett Frey and Mariya Darry, and a granddaughter of Lord Walder Frey, the head of House Frey. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones she is portrayed by Elizabeth Webster.
- See also: Images of Fat Walda Frey
Walda wears a sable hood.
A Clash of Kings
Walda weds Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort, at the Twins. While Roose holds Harrenhal, Walda frequently sends letters to him which he reads and then burns without reply. Roose allows his cupbearer "Nan", actually an incognito Arya Stark, to read the letters.
A Storm of Swords
Roose reveals to Ser Jaime Lannister that Walder Frey, Lord of the Crossing, had offered Roose his prospective bride's weight in silver for her dowry. Lord Bolton chose the fattest available female member of House Frey.
During the feast at the Twins after the wedding of Lord Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey, Walda tells Ser Wendel Manderly she is glad to have been chosen by Roose. She leaves the hall during the bedding custom and is not present for the Red Wedding massacre.
A Dance with Dragons
Walda travels north with her husband along with his army and her kin, Ser Aenys and Ser Hosteen Frey. She meets her stepson, Ramsay Bolton, and Theon Greyjoy after the siege of Moat Cailin is resolved. At Barrowton Roose tells Theon he expects Ramsay will kill any sons birthed by Walda.
Quotes by Walda
I pray for you morn, noon, and night, my sweet lord, and count the days until you share my bed again. Return to me soon, and I will give you many trueborn sons to take the place of your dear Domeric and rule the Dreadfort after you.—Walda writing to Roose Bolton
My lord grandfather offered Roose his bride's weight in silver as a dowry, though, so my lord of Bolton picked me. I weigh six stone more than Fair Walda, but that was the first time I was glad of it. I'm Lady Bolton now and my cousin's still a maid, and she'll be nineteen soon, poor thing.—Walda to Catelyn Stark
Quotes about Walda
Fat Walda was a round pink butterball of a girl with watery blue eyes, limp yellow hair, and a huge bosom, yet her voice was a fluttering squeak. It was hard to picture her in the Dreadfort in her pink lace and cape of vair.—thoughts of Catelyn Stark
He picked her because she's fat. You think Bolton gave a mummer's fart that she was your whelp? Think he sat about thinking, 'Heh, Merrett Muttonhead, that's the very man I need for a good-father'? Your Walda's a sow in silk, that's why he picked her, and I'm not like to thank you for it. We'd have had the same alliance at half the price if your little porkling put down her spoon from time to time.
Lady Walda is a Frey, and she has a fertile feel to her. I have become oddly fond of my fat little wife. The two before her never made a sound in bed, but this one squeals and shudders. I find that quite endearing. If she pops out sons the way she pops in tarts, the Dreadfort will soon be overrun with Boltons. Ramsay will kill them all, of course. That's for the best. I will not live long enough to see new sons to manhood, and boy lords are the bane of any House. Walda will grieve to see them die, though.
|Pate of the|
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 37, Jaime V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- See the Walda Frey (daughter of Merrett) calculation.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 20, Reek II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.