Young John Mudd

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John Mudd
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Alias Young John Mudd
Allegiance Golden Company
Culture Free Cities
Father Old John Mudd

Young John Mudd is a sellsword in service to the Golden Company. He holds the rank of serjeant[1] and claims to be a knight.[2]

Character and Appearance

John has brown skin and wears brown clothes. He decorates his ears with golden coins. He has scars and weathered face. John is a brusque, brutal man who wields sword and dagger. He is not well spoken. He is skilled with dice.[2]


Although he is not a young man, John is known as Young John because his father, Old John Mudd, was also a member of the Golden Company.[2] His surname is of a house that had once loomed large in the histories of the Seven Kingdoms. He may or may not be of House Mudd, as in the free companies a man can call himself whatever he chooses.[3] He may be related to another serjeant in the company, Lorimas Mudd.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

John may have been present during Jon Connington's rendezvous with the Golden Company three miles south of Volon Therys, as Jon notices that a Mudd is present during the meeting. Like the rest of the company, he swears his allegiance to Aegon Targaryen before they invade Westeros.[3]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Young John Mudd and Chain hold Mistwood for the Golden Company. They keep Lady Mary Mertyns under house arrest and host Arianne Martell's party for a night.[2]

Quotes by John

We serve your rightful king, old crone.[2]

—John to Mary Mertyns

Quotes about John

The Mudds had been kings up by the Trident a thousand years ago, she knew, but there was nothing royal about this one. Nor was he particularly young, but it seemed his father had also served in the Golden Company, where he had been known as Old John Mudd.[2]

—thoughts of Arianne Martell