Ben Plumm

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Ben Plumm
Alias Brown Ben Plumm
Title Commander of the Second Sons
Allegiance Second Sons
Book(s) A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Ben Plumm, better known as Brown Ben Plumm, is the commander of the mercenary company, Second Sons.


He has a broad face, brown skin, a broken nose and nappy grey hair. He has Dothraki eyes, large, dark and almond-shaped, that he got from his mother. He claims to be part Braavosi, Summer Islander, Ibbenese, Qohorik, Dothraki, Dornish and part Westerosi. He claims to have a drop of Targaryen blood.[1]


Brown Ben once served as a bodyguard to the uncle of Oznak zo Pahl in Meereen before joining the Second Sons. He escaped from Meereen by traveling through the sewer system. He claims to have fought in a hundred battles but he doesnt claim to have fought bravely in all of them as he often says "There are bold sellswords and old sellswords but there are no bold, old Sellswords".[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Brown Ben was voted in as the new commander of the Second Sons after Mero disappeared during the fight at Yunkai.[3] He sits on Daenerys Targaryen's war council. It was his idea to use the sewer system of Meereen as a route to besiege Meereen.

A Dance with Dragons

Daenerys sent Brown Ben and the Second Sons to guard the south against any incursions by Yunkai.[4] When Plumm returns to the city and discovered Daenerys could no longer control her dragons, he decided her cause was lost and went over to the Yunkai, This enraged Daenerys. During the Yunkai slave market held outside Meereen Plumm say Ser Jorah Mormont and Tyrion Lannister being sold, he planned on buying them both, Mormont to kill and give as a wedding "gift" to Daenerys and Tyrion for the lordhsip claim offered by Cersei Lannister, Plumm was outbid on them both however by Yezzan zo Qaggaz.

Plumm later plays a games of Cyvasse with Tyrion and Tyrion notes how none of Plumm's smiles reach his eyes. Later Plumm along with the other three sellsword commanders was allowed to enter Meereen when peace was declared he explained to Dany the reasons he turned his cloak. Plumm allowed the dwarf Tyrion Lannister along with Ser Jorah to join the Second Sons after they escaped there dying master, Tyrion wrote out hundreds of documents promising large sums of gold to several high ranking members in the company, with Plumm he promised the largest reward of "One hundred thousand gold dragons, fifty hides of fertile land, a castle and a lordship". All this Tyrion promised to honor when he becomes Lord of Casterly Rock, how Tyrion persuaded the Second Sons he would achieve this remains a mystery.

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