Desmond Grell

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Title Ser
Allegiance House Grell
Book(s) A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows

Ser Desmond Grell is the master-at-arms at Riverrun.[1] Ser Desmond has spent the better part of his life in service to House Tully. He has a large belly.[2]


He was just a squire when Catelyn Tully was born. He was a knight when she learned to ride and master-at arms at Riverrun before she was wed to Eddard Stark.[3] During Catelyn's bedding on her wedding night, he apologized for every bawdy joke he made about her.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Desmond was in charge of training new bowmen to replace those lost in the Battle of Riverrun and the Battle of the Camps.[5] During the attempt to free Ser Jaime Lannister from his cell, Ser Desmond's squire Myles was slain by Ser Jaime.[6] When Edmure Tully rode out to meet the Lannister forces at the Battle of the Fords, he left Ser Desmond as commander of Riverrun in his absence.

A Storm of Swords

He was supposed to be one of the nobles who launched Lord Hoster Tully's funeral boat, but was asked to step aside when Lothar Frey, the envoy from the Twins had arrived with the Lord Walder Frey's response to King Robb Stark's overtures.

A Feast for Crows

After the surrender of Riverrun and the exile of House Tully, Ser Desmond asked to join the Night's Watch. He was joined by Ser Robin Ryger. Both were escorted to Maidenpool by Rafford.[7]

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