|Born||In 261 AL, at Winterfell|
|Died||In 282 AL, at King's Landing|
A Game of Thrones|
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
Brandon was fostered at Barrowton with Lord Dustin, father of Willam Dustin, but he spent most his time riding the Rills. In his youth, he took the maidenhead of Barbrey Ryswell who was infatuated with him.
Brandon was betrothed to Catelyn Tully of Riverrun, but Petyr Baelish, a ward of Catelyn's father, loved Catelyn and challenged Brandon to a duel for her hand. Brandon won their duel, but did not kill Petyr, in concession to Catelyn's pleas.
At the Tourney at Harrenhal, Brandon was unhorsed by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. It was implied that in the tournament of Harrenhal, he asked Ashara Dayne to dance with his younger brother Eddard (who was too shy to ask her himself). It is also implied (but not confirmed) that Brandon later bedded Ashara Dayne and got her with child.
Brandon was on his way to Riverrun to wed Catelyn when word reached him of his sister Lyanna's supposed abduction by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. Brandon and four companions rode to King's Landing and threatened Rhaegar's life. They were arrested by King Aerys and charged with plotting Rhaegar's murder. Their fathers were called to court to answer the charges. Brandon was forced to watch as his father was cooked alive in his own armor. He was bound with a leather cord around his neck and a longsword just out of reach, and he strangled himself trying to get to the sword to save his father.
Appearance and Character
Brandon was in appearance and character very different from Eddard. He was rather hot-blooded, something his younger brother described as coming from the wolfblood. He shared this trait shared with his sister. Brandon was tall and handsome.