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'''Barbrey Dustin''' was born into [[House Ryswell]], is the Lady of [[Barrowton]] as the widow of Lord [[Willam Dustin]]. She is the younger daughter of Lord [[Rodrik Ryswell]].
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'''Barbrey Dustin''' is the Lady of [[Barrowton]] as the widow of Lord [[Willam Dustin]]. She was born into [[House Ryswell]] as the younger daughter of Lord [[Rodrik Ryswell]].
  
 
==Appearance and Character==
 
==Appearance and Character==
Barbrey Dustin is still tall, unbent and handsome. She has wrinkles around her mouth and eyes, and her hair is equal parts brown and grey. She wears her hair tied behind her head in a widow's knot. She usually dresses all in black, but she sometimes accentuates her attire with vair.{{ref|ADWD|32}}{{ref|ADWD|41}} While intelligent, she has grown into a bitter woman over the years. Barbrey's personal banner flying over the keep of [[Barrow Hall]] quarters the spiked crown and crossed long axes of [[House Dustin]] with the golden horse head of her father, Lord [[Rodrik Ryswell]].{{ref|ADWD|32}}
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Barbrey is tall, unbent, and handsome. She has wrinkles around her mouth and eyes, and her hair is equal parts brown and grey. She wears her hair tied behind her head in a widow's knot. She usually dresses all in black, but she sometimes accentuates her attire with vair.{{ref|ADWD|32}}{{ref|ADWD|41}} Her gown has a high stiff collar.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
  
Barbrey is extremely distrustful of [[maester]]s in general and refers to them as grey rats.{{Ref|adwd|37}}
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While intelligent, Lady Dustin has grown into a bitter woman over the years. Her personal banner flying over the keep of [[Barrow Hall]] quarters the spiked crown and crossed long axes of [[House Dustin]] with the golden horse head of her father, Lord [[Rodrik Ryswell]].{{ref|ADWD|32}}
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Barbrey is distrustful of [[maester]]s and refers to them as grey rats.{{Ref|adwd|37}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Barbrey is the surviving daughter of Lord [[Rodrik Ryswell]] and is the sister of [[Roger Ryswell|Roger]], [[Rickard Ryswell|Rickard]], and [[Roose Ryswell|Roose]]. Their sister was [[Bethany Bolton|Bethany]], the late second wife of Lord [[Roose Bolton]].{{ref|ADWD|32}}
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Barbrey is the surviving daughter of [[Rodrik Ryswell]], Lord of the [[Rills]], and is the sister of [[Roger Ryswell|Roger]], [[Rickard Ryswell|Rickard]], and [[Roose Ryswell|Roose]]. Their sister was [[Bethany Bolton|Bethany]], the late second wife of [[Roose Bolton]], Lord of the [[Dreadfort]].{{ref|ADWD|32}}
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[[Brandon Stark]], the eldest son of Lord [[Rickard Stark]], often rode the [[Rills]] while being fostered at [[Barrowton]] with old Lord [[House Dustin|Dustin]]. Infatuated with the heir of [[Winterfell]], young Barbrey had an affair with Brandon, who took her [[maidenhead]]. Lord Rodrik hoped to wed his daughter to a [[House Stark|Stark]], but Lord Rickard betrothed his heir to [[Catelyn Stark|Catelyn Tully]] of [[Riverrun]]. Barbrey claims Brandon did not want to wed Catelyn{{ref|ADWD|41}} and that the betrothal was the idea of [[Walys Flowers|Walys]], Rickard's [[maester]] at Winterfell.{{ref|ADWD|37}} Rodrik then hoped to wed Barbrey to Brandon's younger brother, [[Eddard Stark]], but that was not to be. Barbrey instead wed [[Willam Dustin]], the young Lord of Barrowton.{{Ref|ADWD|41}}
  
In her youth Barbrey was infatuated with [[Brandon Stark]], who took her [[maidenhead]] and with whom she had an affair. According to Barbrey, Brandon had not wanted to marry [[Catelyn Tully]], and the match had been suggested by Lord [[Rickard Stark]]'s [[maester]], [[Walys Flowers|Walys]].{{ref|adwd|41}} After Brandon Stark had been betrothed to Catelyn Tully, Barbrey's father hoped to betroth her to Lord Rickard's second son, [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]], but that plan failed when Eddard married Catelyn following Brandon's death.{{ref|adwd|41}}}
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The abduction of [[Lyanna Stark]] by Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] led to the executions of Brandon and Lord Rickard Stark by King [[Aerys II Targaryen]] in [[King's Landing]]. Now Lord of Winterfell, Eddard returned to the [[north]] to call his banners for [[Robert's Rebellion]]. Not yet half a year into marriage, Willam rode off to war against Barbrey's objections. Barbrey gifted him with a fine red steed, the pride of her father's herd, and Willam swore he would return to her mounted on the horse.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
  
Instead, Barbrey was married to Lord [[Willam Dustin]] of [[Barrowton]]. Not yet half a year into the marriage, [[Robert's Rebellion]] began, and Lord Willam rode off to war. Barbrey gifted him with a fine red steed, the pride of her father's herd, and Willam swore he would return to her mounted on the horse. After the war ended, Lord Eddard Stark returned the steed to Barbrey, but not her lord husband, [[Raid on the Tower of Joy|who died]] at the [[Tower of Joy]]. She bears an intense grudge against Eddard for not bringing her husband's bones north with him so she could bury him at his ancestral home.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
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Willam attended the wedding of Eddard and Catelyn at Riverrun during the war,{{ref|ASOS|51}} and he accompanied Lord Stark south after the [[siege of Storm's End]]. Lord Dustin was slain in the [[combat at the tower of joy]],{{ref|AWOIAF| Willam Dustin}} however, and Ned built cairns for the fallen.{{ref|AGOT|39}} After the war ended, Lord Stark returned Willam's steed to Barbrey. She bears a grudge against Eddard, who brought the bones of his sister, Lyanna, to Winterfell for burial in its [[crypt of Winterfell|crypt]], but not the bones of her husband, Lord Dustin, to Barrowton.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
  
As her husband's widow, Barbrey continued to rule [[Barrowton]] in her own name. Her sister's son, [[Domeric Bolton]], served at Barrowton for four years as her [[page]].{{ref|AWOIAF| Domeric Bolton}}{{ref|ADWD|32}} She was fond of Domeric. Since Domeric's death in {{Date|297}}, Barbrey has nursed suspicions about [[Ramsay Bolton|Ramsay Snow]]'s involvement.{{Ref|adwd|32}}
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As her husband's widow, Barbrey continued to rule Barrowton in her own name. She was fond of her sister Bethany's son, [[Domeric Bolton]], who served at Barrowton for four years as her [[page]].{{ref|AWOIAF| Domeric Bolton}}{{ref|ADWD|32}} Since Domeric's death in {{Date|297}}, Barbrey has nursed suspicions about [[Ramsay Snow]]'s involvement.{{Ref|adwd|32}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
===''A Game of Thrones''===
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
Lady Barbrey sends a minimal number of soldiers from [[Barrowton]] to join the army of [[Robb Stark]].{{ref|ADWD|41}}
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Lady Barbrey sent a minimal number of soldiers from [[Barrowton]] to join the army of [[Robb Stark]], who was proclaimed [[King in the North]] and later killed in the [[Red Wedding]].{{ref|ADWD|41}}
  
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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Barbey is one of the signatories of the letters that [[Ramsay Snow|Ramsay Bolton]] sends announcing that [[siege of Moat Cailin|Moat Cailin]] has been retaken from the [[ironborn]].{{ref|ADWD|26}} She hosts the [[House Bolton|Boltons]] at Barrowton, where the wedding of Ramsay to "[[Arya Stark]]", actually [[Jeyne Poole]], is to occur. She cannot abide the presence of Ramsay and his [[Bastard's Boys]]{{ref|ADWD|46}} and forbids them from [[Barrow Hall]], as she suspects he had a hand in the death of her nephew, [[Domeric Bolton]]. She gives grey colts to Ramsay's squires, [[Walder Frey (son of Jammos)|Big Walder]] and [[Walder Frey (son of Merrett)|Little Walder Frey]].{{ref|ADWD|32}}  
Barbey is one of the signatories of the letters that [[Ramsay Snow|Ramsay Bolton]] sends announcing that [[Moat Cailin]] has been retaken from the [[ironborn]].{{ref|ADWD|26}} She hosts the [[House Bolton|Boltons]] at [[Barrowton]], where the wedding of Ramsay to "[[Arya Stark]]", actually [[Jeyne Poole]], is to occur. She cannot abide the presence of Ramsay and his [[Bastard's Boys]]{{ref|ADWD|46}} and forbids them from [[Barrow Hall]], as she suspects he had a hand in the death of her nephew, [[Domeric Bolton]]. She gives grey colts to [[Walder Frey (son of Jammos)|Big Walder]] and [[Walder Frey (son of Merrett)|Little Walder Frey]].{{ref|ADWD|32}}  
 
  
When Lord [[Roose Bolton]] learns that [[Stannis Baratheon]] has left the [[Wall]], he decides to move Ramsay's wedding from Barrowton to [[Winterfell]].{{ref|ADWD|32}} Barbrey insists on taking custody of Jeyne until the wedding occurs. [[Theon Greyjoy]], who travels in Lady Dustin's retinue to Winterfell, sits beside her at the wedding feast. Although Barbrey is astute and has good political savvy, she fails to see through Lord [[Wyman Manderly]]'s behaviour during the feast. She is offended by Wyman's apparent capitulation despite his son [[Wendel Manderly|Wendel]] dying at the [[Red Wedding]] and dismisses him to Theon as craven to the bone - just after [[Frey Pies/Theories|Wyman serves his pies]].{{ref|ADWD|37}}
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When Lord [[Roose Bolton]] learns that [[Stannis Baratheon]] has left the [[Wall]], he decides to move Ramsay's wedding from Barrowton to [[Winterfell]].{{ref|ADWD|32}} Barbrey insists on taking custody of "Arya" until the wedding occurs. [[Theon Greyjoy]], who travels in Lady Dustin's retinue to Winterfell, sits beside her at the wedding feast. Although Barbrey is astute and has good political savvy, she fails to see through Lord [[Wyman Manderly]]'s behavior during the feast. She is offended by Wyman's apparent capitulation despite his son, Ser [[Wendel Manderly]], dying at the Red Wedding, and she dismisses Lord Manderly to Theon as craven to the bone—just after [[Frey Pies/Theories|Wyman serves his pies]].{{ref|ADWD|37}} Theon suspects that Barbrey is aware the bride is an imposter.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
  
Among the snowmen that squires build along the battlements of Winterfell, one is a snow lady resembling Barbrey. Lady Dustin has Theon lead her into the [[crypts of Winterfell]], where she explains much of her history and story to to him. Barbrey resents that [[Eddard Stark]] did not return her husband [[Willam Dustin]]'s bones to her. To spite Eddard's shade, Barbrey tells Theon that if Eddard's bones, which were heading north before Moat Cailin was seized by the ironborn, are discovered north of [[the Neck]] she will ensure they are never put to rest in the crypts.{{ref|ADWD|41}} Barrowton is staunch for [[House Bolton]] largely because of this grievance.{{Ref|ADWD|32}} Before leaving the crypts, Barbrey and Theon discover that swords are missing from the tombs, including that of [[Brandon Stark]], her lover from her youth.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
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Among the snowmen that squires build along the battlements of Winterfell, one is a snow lady resembling Barbrey. Lady Dustin has Theon lead her into the [[crypts of Winterfell]], where she explains much of her history and story to to him. Barbrey resents that Lord [[Eddard Stark]] returned the horse of her husband, Lord [[Willam Dustin]], but not his bones after [[Robert's Rebellion]]. To spite Eddard's shade, Barbrey tells Theon that if Eddard's bones, which were heading north before Moat Cailin [[fall of Moat Cailin|fell to the ironborn]], are discovered north of the [[Neck]] she will ensure they are never put to rest in the crypts.{{ref|ADWD|41}} Barrowton is staunch for [[House Bolton]] largely because of this grievance.{{Ref|ADWD|32}} Before leaving the crypts, Barbrey and Theon discover that swords are missing from the tombs, including that of [[Brandon Stark]], her lover from her youth.{{ref|ADWD|41}}
  
As tensions arise in snow-bound Winterfell, Barbrey and her brother, [[Roger Ryswell]], calm knights from [[House Manderly]] when Ser [[Hosteen Frey]] insults Lord Wyman Manderly. When Barbrey requests a more cheerful song than "[[The Winter Maid]]" during a meal, [[Mance Rayder|Abel]] sings "[[The Queen Took Off Her Sandal, the King Took Off His Crown]]" and "[[The Bear and the Maiden Fair]]". While she appears to be loyal to House Bolton, Barbrey bears a grudge against [[House Frey]] due to the fact that several of her own men were killed at the Red Wedding. She points this out to Ser [[Aenys Frey]] when several suspicious deaths occur in Winterfell.{{ref|ADWD|46}} She is absent when the Manderlys and Freys clash after the death of Little Walder and Theon escapes the castle.{{ref|ADWD|51}}
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As tensions arise in snow-bound Winterfell, Barbrey and her brother, Ser [[Roger Ryswell]], calm knights from [[House Manderly]] when Ser [[Hosteen Frey]] insults Lord Manderly. When Barbrey requests a more cheerful song than "[[The Winter Maid]]" during a meal, [[Mance Rayder|Abel]] sings "[[The Queen Took Off Her Sandal, the King Took Off His Crown]]" and "[[The Bear and the Maiden Fair]]". While she appears to be loyal to House Bolton, Barbrey bears a grudge against [[House Frey]] due to the fact that several of her own men were killed at the Red Wedding. She points this out to Ser [[Aenys Frey]] when several suspicious deaths occur in Winterfell.{{ref|ADWD|46}} She is absent when the Manderlys and Freys clash after the death of Little Walder and Theon escapes the castle.{{ref|ADWD|51}}
  
 
==Quotes by Barbrey==
 
==Quotes by Barbrey==
{{Quote|If I were queen, the first thing I would do would be to kill all those [[maesters|grey rats]].{{Ref|aDwD|37}}}} – Barbrey, to [[Theon Greyjoy]]
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{{Quote|If I were queen, the first thing I would do would be to kill all those [[maesters|grey rats]].{{Ref|aDwD|37}}|Barbrey to [[Theon Greyjoy]]}}
  
  
{{Quote|'''Barbrey:''' [[Jeyne Poole|The bride]] weeps Dressing her in grey and white serves no good if the girl is left to sob. The [[House Frey|Freys]] might not care, but [[the north]]men they fear [[the Dreadfort]], but they love the [[House Stark|Starks]].<br>'''Theon:''' Not you.<br>'''Barbrey:''' Not me, but the rest, yes. Old [[Hother Umber|Whoresbane]] is only here because the Freys hold the [[Jon Umber (Greatjon)|Greatjon]] captive. And do you imagine the [[House Hornwood|Hornwood]] men have forgotten [[Ramsay Snow|the Bastard's]] last marriage, and how [[Donella Hornwood|his lady wife]] was left to starve, chewing her own fingers? What do you think passes through their heads when they hear the new bride weeping? Valiant [[Eddard Stark|Ned's]] precious little girl. Lady [[Arya Stark|Arya's]] sobs do us more harm than all of Lord [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis's]] swords and spears.{{Ref|aDwD|41}}}} – Barbrey and [[Theon Greyjoy]]
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{{Quote|'''Barbrey:''' [[Jeyne Poole|The bride]] weeps ... Dressing her in grey and white serves no good if the girl is left to sob. The [[House Frey|Freys]] might not care, but the [[north]]men ... they fear [[the Dreadfort]], but they love the [[House Stark|Starks]].<br>'''Theon:''' Not you.<br>'''Barbrey:''' Not me, but the rest, yes. Old [[Hother Umber|Whoresbane]] is only here because the Freys hold the [[Jon Umber|Greatjon]] captive. And do you imagine the [[House Hornwood|Hornwood]] men have forgotten [[Ramsay Snow|the Bastard's]] last marriage, and how [[Donella Hornwood|his lady wife]] was left to starve, chewing her own fingers? What do you think passes through their heads when they hear the new bride weeping? Valiant [[Eddard Stark|Ned's]] precious little girl. Lady [[Arya Stark|Arya's]] sobs do us more harm than all of Lord [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis's]] swords and spears.{{Ref|aDwD|41}}|Barbrey and [[Theon Greyjoy]]}}
  
  
{{quote|'''Barbrey:''' Why do you love the [[House Stark|Starks]]?<br>'''Theon:''' I I wanted to be one of them <br>'''Barbrey:''' And never could. We have more in common than you know, my lord.{{ref|ASOS|41}}}} – Barbrey and [[Theon Greyjoy]]
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{{quote|'''Barbrey''': Why do you love the [[House Stark|Starks]]?<br>'''Theon''': I ... I wanted to be one of them ...<br>'''Barbrey''': And never could. We have more in common than you know, my lord.{{ref|ASOS|41}}|Barbrey and [[Theon Greyjoy]]}}
  
  
{{Quote|'''Barbrey:''' Lord [[Wyman Manderly|Wyman]] is not the only one who lost kin at your [[Red Wedding]], [[Aenys Frey|Frey]]. Do you imagine [[Hother Umber|Whoresbane]] loves you any better? If you did not hold the [[Jon Umber (Greatjon)|Greatjon]], he would pull out your entrails and make you eat them, as Lady [[Donella Hornwood|Hornwood]] ate her fingers. [[House Flint|Flints]], [[House Cerwyn|Cerwyns]], [[House Tallhart|Tallharts]], [[House Slate|Slates]] they all had men with the [[Robb Stark|Young Wolf]].<br>'''Roger:''' [[House Ryswell]] too.<br>'''Barbrey:'''  Even [[House Dustin|Dustins]] out of [[Barrowton]]. The [[north]] remembers, Frey.{{Ref|aDwD|46}}}} – Barbrey and [[Roger Ryswell]], to [[Aenys Frey]]
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{{Quote|'''Barbrey''': Lord [[Wyman Manderly|Wyman]] is not the only one who lost kin at your [[Red Wedding]], Frey. Do you imagine [[Hother Umber|Whoresbane]] loves you any better? If you did not hold the [[Jon Umber|Greatjon]], he would pull out your entrails and make you eat them, as Lady [[Donella Hornwood|Hornwood]] ate her fingers. [[House Flint|Flints]], [[House Cerwyn|Cerwyns]], [[House Tallhart|Tallharts]], [[House Slate|Slates]] ... they all had men with the [[Robb Stark|Young Wolf]].<br>'''Roger''': [[House Ryswell]] too.<br>'''Barbrey''': Even [[House Dustin|Dustins]] out of [[Barrowton]]. The [[north]] remembers, Frey.{{Ref|aDwD|46}}|Barbrey and [[Roger Ryswell]] to [[Aenys Frey]]}}
  
 
==Quotes about Barbrey==
 
==Quotes about Barbrey==
{{Quote|Lady Barbrey is a woman who knows how to nurse a grievance.  Be grateful for that.{{Ref|ADWD|32}}}} – [[Roose Bolton]], to [[Ramsay Bolton]]
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{{Quote|Lady Barbrey is a woman who knows how to nurse a grievance.  Be grateful for that.{{Ref|ADWD|32}}|[[Roose Bolton]] to [[Ramsay Snow|Ramsay Bolton]]}}
  
 
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Revision as of 21:15, 6 June 2018

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Title Lady of Barrowton
Allegiance House Ryswell
House Dustin
Culture Northmen
Born At Rills[1]
Spouse Lord Willam Dustin
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Personal Arms The spiked crown and crossed long axes of House Dustin quartered with the golden horse head of House Ryswell
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Barbrey Dustin is the Lady of Barrowton as the widow of Lord Willam Dustin. She was born into House Ryswell as the younger daughter of Lord Rodrik Ryswell.

Appearance and Character

Barbrey is tall, unbent, and handsome. She has wrinkles around her mouth and eyes, and her hair is equal parts brown and grey. She wears her hair tied behind her head in a widow's knot. She usually dresses all in black, but she sometimes accentuates her attire with vair.[2][3] Her gown has a high stiff collar.[3]

While intelligent, Lady Dustin has grown into a bitter woman over the years. Her personal banner flying over the keep of Barrow Hall quarters the spiked crown and crossed long axes of House Dustin with the golden horse head of her father, Lord Rodrik Ryswell.[2]

Barbrey is distrustful of maesters and refers to them as grey rats.[4]

History

Barbrey is the surviving daughter of Rodrik Ryswell, Lord of the Rills, and is the sister of Roger, Rickard, and Roose. Their sister was Bethany, the late second wife of Roose Bolton, Lord of the Dreadfort.[2]

Brandon Stark, the eldest son of Lord Rickard Stark, often rode the Rills while being fostered at Barrowton with old Lord Dustin. Infatuated with the heir of Winterfell, young Barbrey had an affair with Brandon, who took her maidenhead. Lord Rodrik hoped to wed his daughter to a Stark, but Lord Rickard betrothed his heir to Catelyn Tully of Riverrun. Barbrey claims Brandon did not want to wed Catelyn[3] and that the betrothal was the idea of Walys, Rickard's maester at Winterfell.[4] Rodrik then hoped to wed Barbrey to Brandon's younger brother, Eddard Stark, but that was not to be. Barbrey instead wed Willam Dustin, the young Lord of Barrowton.[3]

The abduction of Lyanna Stark by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen led to the executions of Brandon and Lord Rickard Stark by King Aerys II Targaryen in King's Landing. Now Lord of Winterfell, Eddard returned to the north to call his banners for Robert's Rebellion. Not yet half a year into marriage, Willam rode off to war against Barbrey's objections. Barbrey gifted him with a fine red steed, the pride of her father's herd, and Willam swore he would return to her mounted on the horse.[3]

Willam attended the wedding of Eddard and Catelyn at Riverrun during the war,[5] and he accompanied Lord Stark south after the siege of Storm's End. Lord Dustin was slain in the combat at the tower of joy,[6] however, and Ned built cairns for the fallen.[7] After the war ended, Lord Stark returned Willam's steed to Barbrey. She bears a grudge against Eddard, who brought the bones of his sister, Lyanna, to Winterfell for burial in its crypt, but not the bones of her husband, Lord Dustin, to Barrowton.[3]

As her husband's widow, Barbrey continued to rule Barrowton in her own name. She was fond of her sister Bethany's son, Domeric Bolton, who served at Barrowton for four years as her page.[8][2] Since Domeric's death in 297 AC, Barbrey has nursed suspicions about Ramsay Snow's involvement.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Lady Barbrey sent a minimal number of soldiers from Barrowton to join the army of Robb Stark, who was proclaimed King in the North and later killed in the Red Wedding.[3]

Barbey is one of the signatories of the letters that Ramsay Bolton sends announcing that Moat Cailin has been retaken from the ironborn.[9] She hosts the Boltons at Barrowton, where the wedding of Ramsay to "Arya Stark", actually Jeyne Poole, is to occur. She cannot abide the presence of Ramsay and his Bastard's Boys[10] and forbids them from Barrow Hall, as she suspects he had a hand in the death of her nephew, Domeric Bolton. She gives grey colts to Ramsay's squires, Big Walder and Little Walder Frey.[2]

When Lord Roose Bolton learns that Stannis Baratheon has left the Wall, he decides to move Ramsay's wedding from Barrowton to Winterfell.[2] Barbrey insists on taking custody of "Arya" until the wedding occurs. Theon Greyjoy, who travels in Lady Dustin's retinue to Winterfell, sits beside her at the wedding feast. Although Barbrey is astute and has good political savvy, she fails to see through Lord Wyman Manderly's behavior during the feast. She is offended by Wyman's apparent capitulation despite his son, Ser Wendel Manderly, dying at the Red Wedding, and she dismisses Lord Manderly to Theon as craven to the bone—just after Wyman serves his pies.[4] Theon suspects that Barbrey is aware the bride is an imposter.[3]

Among the snowmen that squires build along the battlements of Winterfell, one is a snow lady resembling Barbrey. Lady Dustin has Theon lead her into the crypts of Winterfell, where she explains much of her history and story to to him. Barbrey resents that Lord Eddard Stark returned the horse of her husband, Lord Willam Dustin, but not his bones after Robert's Rebellion. To spite Eddard's shade, Barbrey tells Theon that if Eddard's bones, which were heading north before Moat Cailin fell to the ironborn, are discovered north of the Neck she will ensure they are never put to rest in the crypts.[3] Barrowton is staunch for House Bolton largely because of this grievance.[2] Before leaving the crypts, Barbrey and Theon discover that swords are missing from the tombs, including that of Brandon Stark, her lover from her youth.[3]

As tensions arise in snow-bound Winterfell, Barbrey and her brother, Ser Roger Ryswell, calm knights from House Manderly when Ser Hosteen Frey insults Lord Manderly. When Barbrey requests a more cheerful song than "The Winter Maid" during a meal, Abel sings "The Queen Took Off Her Sandal, the King Took Off His Crown" and "The Bear and the Maiden Fair". While she appears to be loyal to House Bolton, Barbrey bears a grudge against House Frey due to the fact that several of her own men were killed at the Red Wedding. She points this out to Ser Aenys Frey when several suspicious deaths occur in Winterfell.[10] She is absent when the Manderlys and Freys clash after the death of Little Walder and Theon escapes the castle.[11]

Quotes by Barbrey

If I were queen, the first thing I would do would be to kill all those grey rats.[4]

—Barbrey to Theon Greyjoy


Barbrey: The bride weeps ... Dressing her in grey and white serves no good if the girl is left to sob. The Freys might not care, but the northmen ... they fear the Dreadfort, but they love the Starks.
Theon: Not you.
Barbrey: Not me, but the rest, yes. Old Whoresbane is only here because the Freys hold the Greatjon captive. And do you imagine the Hornwood men have forgotten the Bastard's last marriage, and how his lady wife was left to starve, chewing her own fingers? What do you think passes through their heads when they hear the new bride weeping? Valiant Ned's precious little girl. Lady Arya's sobs do us more harm than all of Lord Stannis's swords and spears.[3]

—Barbrey and Theon Greyjoy


Barbrey: Why do you love the Starks?
Theon: I ... I wanted to be one of them ...
Barbrey: And never could. We have more in common than you know, my lord.[12]

—Barbrey and Theon Greyjoy


Barbrey: Lord Wyman is not the only one who lost kin at your Red Wedding, Frey. Do you imagine Whoresbane loves you any better? If you did not hold the Greatjon, he would pull out your entrails and make you eat them, as Lady Hornwood ate her fingers. Flints, Cerwyns, Tallharts, Slates ... they all had men with the Young Wolf.
Roger: House Ryswell too.
Barbrey: Even Dustins out of Barrowton. The north remembers, Frey.[10]

—Barbrey and Roger Ryswell to Aenys Frey

Quotes about Barbrey

Lady Barbrey is a woman who knows how to nurse a grievance. Be grateful for that.[2]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rodrick
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bethany
 
Roose
Bolton
 
Barbrey
 
Willam
Dustin
 
Roger
 
Rickard
 
Roose
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons
 
Domeric
Bolton
 


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