A Clash of Kings (Appears)|
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
Desmond was born of House Grell one of the minor houses of the riverlands. He serves as squire, Knight and eventually master-at-arms at Hoster Tully service. Catelyn Tully tells he was a squire when she was born and knight by the time she learned to ride and master-at arms at Riverrun before she was wed to Eddard Stark. During Catelyn's bedding on her wedding night, he apologized for every bawdy joke he made about her.
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. During the attempt to free Ser Jaime Lannister from his cell, Ser Desmond's squire Myles was slain by Ser Jaime. 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
Ser Desmond was named castellan of Riverrun upon Edmure Tully's departure and it was he who had to deal with Catelyn Tully's betrayal when she let Ser Jaime Lannister go. He imprisoned her in her father's rooms while awaiting the return of her brother and son. 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
References and Notes
- A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 2, Catelyn I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.