Willam the Wasp

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Willam the Wasp
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Smallwood
Kingsguard
Died In 56 AC, at the Velvet Hills of Andalos
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Willam the Wasp was a knight of the Kingsguard during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[1]

History

Willam was a sworn sword to Lord Myles Smallwood of Acorn Hall. In 49 AC he was one of the five champions in the War for the White Cloaks and was given the white cloak of the Kingsguard.[2]

When rumors reached King's Landing that Balerion had been sighted in the Velvet Hills north of Pentos, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen sent a dozen men under the command of Ser Willam to investigate. A guide who claimed to know where the beast was offered to escort Willam and his party to the dragon's lair. In truth, brigands had been spreading rumors of a dragon in the area in order to turn others away. Willam and his men were led into a trap by the guide and ambushed. Willam was the last of his party to die and it was said he gave a good account of himself. An agent of Rego Draz managed to retrieve the knight's head, confirming Willam's death. Lord Smallwood, the Hand of the King, wanted Pentos to be punished, but Jaehaerys declined.[3]

References

  1. Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under Jaehaerys I.
  2. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  3. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.