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'''Brienne Tarth''' is the only daughter and heiress of Lord [[Selwyn Tarth]] of Evenfall Hall; she had three siblings, none of which survived childhood. Larger and stronger than most men, Brienne is a skilled warrior and longs to be a knight. She has an awkward personality, but is also honest and stubborn. She holds a naïvely idealized notion of [[knight]]hood despite the insults she receives from many knights, who call her "Brienne the Beauty" to mock her ugliness. She is also known as "Brienne, the Maid of Tarth", but her most common and neutral nickname is "Brienne of Tarth", as she is both from the [[House Tarth|House]] and island of [[Tarth]].
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'''Brienne Tarth''' is the only daughter and heiress of Lord [[Selwyn Tarth]] of [[Evenfall Hall]]; she had three siblings, none of which survived childhood. Larger and stronger than most men, Brienne is a skilled warrior and longs to be a knight. She has an awkward personality, but is also honest and stubborn. She holds a naïvely idealized notion of [[knight|knighthood]], despite the insults she receives from many knights, who call her '''Brienne the Beauty''' to mock her ugliness. She is also known as '''Brienne, the Maid of Tarth''', but her most common and neutral nickname is '''Brienne of Tarth''', as she is both from the [[House Tarth|House]] and island of [[Tarth]].
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
Brienne won a position in the [[Rainbow Guard]] of [[Renly Baratheon]], with whom she was infatuated.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 22|Chapter 22]], Catelyn</ref> In Renly's camp, Brienne was continuously mocked. Some of the young knights wagered on who would be the first to get her [[maidenhead]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 14|Chapter 14]], Brienne</ref>
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Brienne wins a position in the [[Rainbow Guard]] of [[Renly Baratheon]], with whom she is infatuated.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 22|Chapter 22]], Catelyn</ref> In Renly's camp, Brienne is continuously mocked. Some of the young knights wager on who will be the first to get her [[maidenhead]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 14|Chapter 14]], Brienne</ref>
  
She was present when Renly was murdered, and was falsely accused of the crime.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 33|Chapter 33]], Catelyn</ref><ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 4|Chapter 4]], Brienne</ref><ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 14|Chapter 14]], Brienne</ref> She fled with and entered the service of [[Catelyn Stark]]. At the Tully castle of [[Riverrun]], Catelyn ordered Brienne to escort the imprisoned [[Jaime Lannister]] to [[King's Landing]], hoping to exchange him for Catelyn's captive daughters.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 2|Chapter 2]], Catelyn</ref>
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She is present when Renly is murdered, and is falsely accused of the crime.<ref>[[A Clash of Kings]], [[A Clash of Kings-Chapter 33|Chapter 33]], Catelyn</ref><ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 4|Chapter 4]], Brienne</ref><ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 14|Chapter 14]], Brienne</ref> She flees with and enters the service of [[Catelyn Stark]]. At the [[House Tully|Tully]] castle of [[Riverrun]], Catelyn orders Brienne to escort the imprisoned [[Jaime Lannister]] to [[King's Landing]], hoping to exchange him for Catelyn's captive daughters.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 2|Chapter 2]], Catelyn</ref>
  
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
She and Jaime were captured by the [[Brave Companions]], and during their captivity the two developed a grudging respect for each other.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 21|Chapter 21]], Jaime</ref> After Catelyn's death, Jaime entrusted Brienne with the [[Valyrian steel]] longsword given to him by his [[Tywin Lannister|father]], naming it [[Oathkeeper]], and sent her out to seek the vanished [[Sansa Stark]].<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 72|Chapter 72]], Jaime</ref>  
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She and [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] are captured by the [[Brave Companions]]. During their captivity, the two develop a grudging respect for each other.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 21|Chapter 21]], Jaime</ref> After Catelyn's death, Jaime entrusts Brienne with the [[Valyrian steel]] longsword given to him by his father, [[Tywin Lannister|Tywin]], naming it [[Oathkeeper]]. He sends her out to seek the vanished [[Sansa Stark]].<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 72|Chapter 72]], Jaime</ref>  
  
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
Looking for Sansa, Brienne wandered the [[Riverlands]], where she crossed paths with members of the disbanded [[Brave Companions]]. Using Oathkeeper, Brienne managed to kill [[Pyg]], [[Shagwell]] and [[Timeon]] at the [[Whispers]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 19|Chapter 19]], Brienne</ref> At a crossroads near the [[Trident]], Brienne fought another group of Brave Companions led by [[Rorge]], who had been masquerading as [[Sandor Clegane]] and ravaging the Saltpans. Brienne killed Rorge, but was grievously wounded by [[Biter]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 36|Chapter 36]], Brienne</ref> After [[Gendry]] rescued her from Biter, he and the remaining [[Brotherhood Without Banners]] took her captive. The undead [[Catelyn Stark]], now leading the Brotherhood as Lady Stoneheart, did not believe Brienne's tale of her search for Sansa, and ordered her to kill Jaime or face execution. Brienne refused to choose and was sentenced to hang. She shouted a single word as she hanged, but no clear confirmation of her death was given and her fate is unknown.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 41|Chapter 41]], Brienne</ref>
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Looking for [[Sansa Stark|Sansa]], Brienne wanders the [[Riverlands]], where she crosses paths with members of the disbanded [[Brave Companions]]. Using [[Oathkeeper]], Brienne manages to kill [[Pyg]], [[Shagwell]] and [[Timeon]] at the [[Whispers]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 19|Chapter 19]], Brienne</ref> At a crossroads near the [[Trident]], Brienne fights another group of Brave Companions led by [[Rorge]], who has been masquerading as [[Sandor Clegane]] and ravaging the [[Saltpans]]. Brienne kills Rorge, but is grievously wounded by [[Biter]].<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 36|Chapter 36]], Brienne</ref> After [[Gendry]] rescues her from Biter, he and the remaining [[Brotherhood Without Banners]] take her captive. The undead [[Catelyn Stark]], now leading the Brotherhood as Lady Stoneheart, does not believe Brienne's tale of her search for Sansa, and orders her to kill Jaime or face execution. Brienne refuses to choose and is sentenced to hang. She shouts a single unknown word as she hanged, but no clear confirmation of her death is given and her fate is unknown.<ref>[[A Feast for Crows]], [[A Feast for Crows-Chapter 41|Chapter 41]], Brienne</ref>
  
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
Brienne appears briefly at [[Pennytree]] when Jaime camps there with the Freys and Ser [[Kevan Lannister]]. She asks Jaime to help her save [[Sansa Stark]] from [[Sandor Clegane|The Hound]], claiming they are a day's ride away. The scenario she describes is unlikely to be real: Sansa was last seen ensconced in [[Littlefinger]]'s household in the Vale, and [[Sandor Clegane]] has been missing (presumed dead) since [[A Storm of Swords]]. The fates of both Brienne of Tarth and [[Jaime Lannister]] therefore remain open to speculation until [[The Winds of Winter]].
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Brienne appears briefly at [[Pennytree]] when Jaime camps there. She asks Jaime to help her save [[Sansa Stark]] from [[Sandor Clegane|The Hound]], claiming they are a day's ride away. She tells Jaime, however, that he must go with her alone, or the Hound will kill Sansa.<ref>[[A Dance with Dragons]], [[Jaime I (A Dance with Dragons)|Jaime I]]</ref> The scenario she describes, however is unlikely to be real.
  
 
==Family tree==
 
==Family tree==
 
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{{Tarth tree}}
 
  
 
==Appearance==
 
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Revision as of 08:31, 24 August 2011

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Brienne by Amoka©
Brienne by Amoka©

Alias The Maid of Tarth
Brienne the Beauty
Allegiance House Tarth
Book(s) A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons

Brienne Tarth is the only daughter and heiress of Lord Selwyn Tarth of Evenfall Hall; she had three siblings, none of which survived childhood. Larger and stronger than most men, Brienne is a skilled warrior and longs to be a knight. She has an awkward personality, but is also honest and stubborn. She holds a naïvely idealized notion of knighthood, despite the insults she receives from many knights, who call her Brienne the Beauty to mock her ugliness. She is also known as Brienne, the Maid of Tarth, but her most common and neutral nickname is Brienne of Tarth, as she is both from the House and island of Tarth.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Brienne wins a position in the Rainbow Guard of Renly Baratheon, with whom she is infatuated.[1] In Renly's camp, Brienne is continuously mocked. Some of the young knights wager on who will be the first to get her maidenhead.[2]

She is present when Renly is murdered, and is falsely accused of the crime.[3][4][5] She flees with and enters the service of Catelyn Stark. At the Tully castle of Riverrun, Catelyn orders Brienne to escort the imprisoned Jaime Lannister to King's Landing, hoping to exchange him for Catelyn's captive daughters.[6]

A Storm of Swords

She and Jaime are captured by the Brave Companions. During their captivity, the two develop a grudging respect for each other.[7] After Catelyn's death, Jaime entrusts Brienne with the Valyrian steel longsword given to him by his father, Tywin, naming it Oathkeeper. He sends her out to seek the vanished Sansa Stark.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Looking for Sansa, Brienne wanders the Riverlands, where she crosses paths with members of the disbanded Brave Companions. Using Oathkeeper, Brienne manages to kill Pyg, Shagwell and Timeon at the Whispers.[9] At a crossroads near the Trident, Brienne fights another group of Brave Companions led by Rorge, who has been masquerading as Sandor Clegane and ravaging the Saltpans. Brienne kills Rorge, but is grievously wounded by Biter.[10] After Gendry rescues her from Biter, he and the remaining Brotherhood Without Banners take her captive. The undead Catelyn Stark, now leading the Brotherhood as Lady Stoneheart, does not believe Brienne's tale of her search for Sansa, and orders her to kill Jaime or face execution. Brienne refuses to choose and is sentenced to hang. She shouts a single unknown word as she hanged, but no clear confirmation of her death is given and her fate is unknown.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

Brienne appears briefly at Pennytree when Jaime camps there. She asks Jaime to help her save Sansa Stark from The Hound, claiming they are a day's ride away. She tells Jaime, however, that he must go with her alone, or the Hound will kill Sansa.[12] The scenario she describes, however is unlikely to be real.

Family tree

 
 
 
 
Selwyn
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
Endrew
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galladon
 
Arianne
 
Alysanne
 
Brienne
 


Appearance

Brienne is abnormally large and strong for a woman, and exceeds most men in size. She has large, very blue eyes that appear trusting and guileless, but they are her only attractive feature. She is extremely broad-shouldered, but has virtually no bust. Her face is broad and coarse, with a nose that has been broken several times. Her mouth is too wide, with prominent and crooked teeth and lips so plump they seem swollen. Her hair is the color of dirty straw and her face is mottled with freckles.[13]

When asked about her height Martin commented:

Brienne is well over six feet tall, but not close to seven, no. Just off the top of my head, I would say Brienne is taller than Renly and Jaime and significantly heavier than either, but nowhere near the size of Gregor Clegane, who is the true giant in the series. Shorter than Hodor and the Greatjon, maybe a bit shorter than the Hound, maybe roughly the same height as Robert.[14]

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