Willow Witch-eye

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Willow
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Willow Witch-eye by Amuelia ©

Alias(es) Willow Witch-eye
Allegiance Mance Rayder
Culture(s) Free folk
Died In 300 ACWinterfell
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Willow, better known as Willow Witch-eye is a wildling spearwife.

Appearance

Willow has a long black braid and witch-eye.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Willow accompanies Mance Rayder along with five other spearwives to Winterfell on a mission to free "Arya Stark" (the girl is actually Jeyne Poole) who is to wed Ramsay Snow. Mance disguises himself as "Abel", a singer, and the six spearwives pretend to be his mother, wife, two daughters, and two sisters, who perform the instruments with him. Abel and the spearwives play at the wedding feast.[1]

After several men-at-arms and squires are found dead at Winterfell, Theon Greyjoy disbelieves the spearwives' claims of innocence.[2][3] The spearwives enlist the help of a reluctant and fearful Theon in freeing Jeyne.[2][3] The six spearwives, disguised as maids and accompanied by Theon, walk into Jeyne's room under the pretext of bringing hot water so Jeyne can have a bath. As they fight their way out of the castle, Willow and the other spearwives are taken down one by one by the Bolton men.[3]

According to a letter received by Jon Snow at Castle Black, Ramsay has captured Mance and has him wearing as a cloak made from the skins of the six women who accompanied him to Winterfell.[4]

References

  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.