Walder Rivers

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Walder Rivers
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Alias Bastard Walder
Title Ser
Allegiance House Frey
Culture Rivermen
Spouse Lady Charlton
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Personal Arms a silver-grey castle on blue beneath a red bend sinister

Played by Tim Plester
TV series Season 3 | Season 6

Ser Walder Rivers, also known as Bastard Walder, is a knight and the eldest of Lord Walder Frey's bastards.[1] He is married to a lady of House Charlton and has two children, Walda and Aemon. Walder's personal coat of arms is a silver-grey castle on blue (the colors of House Frey reversed) beneath a red bend sinister.[1][2] Tim Plester portrays "Black Walder Rivers", a combination of Walder Rivers and Black Walder Frey, in the television adaptation Game of Thrones.

Appearance and Character

Walder is gruff, dour, and has grey hair. Though not a trueborn Frey, he is often put in positions of responsibility due to his strong reputation as a warrior.[3] He is resentful of his bastard status.[4]


Walder's mother died after falling from a horse.[5]

When Chett was caught for murder near Sevenstreams, Walder was sent from the Twins to judge him. Chett ended up being sent to the Wall.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Walder commands the escort of Lothar Frey on his trip south to Riverrun where Lothar is to treat with Robb Stark.[3] Walder accompanies Lothar on his meeting with Robb outside the gates of the Twins, but is much less friendly than his half-brother.[7] During the Red Wedding, he commands the attack on the soldiers' camp.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Walder is present at the siege of Riverrun, where he has a modest tent. He participates in the heated stalemate that plagues the besieging army's command.[1] Walder informs Ser Jaime Lannister that Ser Ryman Frey was hanged by outlaws near Fairmarket and that Ser Raynald Westerling is presumed dead from the Red Wedding.[9]

Quotes about Walder

Jaime: You were speaking of the Freys you wanted dead. Ryman, Edwyn, Emmon ...
Daven: And Walder Rivers, that whoreson. Hates that he is a bastard, and hates everyone who's not.[4]

Jaime Lannister and Daven Lannister

That one is more dangerous than any of his trueborn brothers.[1]

Jaime Lannister's thoughts


Walder Frey
Walder Rivers
Charlton bride
Walda Rivers
Aemon Rivers
Walda Rivers


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