Edd Tollett by Amok©
|Played by||Ben Crompton|
|TV series||Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3|
Dolorous Edd appears to have been born to a lesser branch of the House Tollet, as he speaks of being raised in a crude house such as the poorer of the smallfolk might have. He was recruited to the Night's Watch by Yoren.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
He survived the fight with the Others at the Fist of the First Men. He was among the survivors to make it back to Craster's Keep. Once at Craster's Keep Edd is one of the few men that takes Samwell Tarly seriously when he tells the men he slew an Other with his dragonglass dagger. Dolorous Edd along with Dywen make Sam and Grenn tell the Lord Commander the tale. After the death of Lord Commander Mormont during the mutiny over food, Edd fled with Grenn, Giant and other loyalists back to the Wall. When the Weeper started his assault near Shadow Tower, Bowen Marsh assembled the garrison of Castle Black, along with Edd, to aid Denys Mallister.
During the election of the new Lord Commander, Edd initially voted for himself but when Jon became a viable candidate, he backed him instead.
A Dance with Dragons
Edd carries on his duties as the Lord Commander's Steward. He is one of the men brought along as muscle to assist Lord Commander Jon Snow in escorting Janos Slynt out of Castle Black to carry out his duties as garrison commander of Greyguard. He escorts Slynt outside for his execution alongside Iron Emmett.
Quotes by Edd
Do you know the difference between a wildling who's a friend to the Watch and one who's not? Our enemies leave our bodies for the crows and the wolves. Our friends bury us in secret graves. 
“Once they figure a way to work a dead horse, we’ll be next. Likely I’ll be the first too. ‘Edd,’ they’ll say, ‘dying’s no excuse for laying down no more, so get on up and take this spear, you’ve got first watch tonight.’ Well, I shouldn’t be so gloomy. Might be I’ll die before they work it out.” —Dolorous Edd
There are worse ways to die than warm and drunk. I knew a brother drowned himself in wine once. It was a poor vintage, though, and his corpse did not improve it. 
References and Notes
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 13, Jon II.
- A Storm of Swords, Prologue.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 23, Jon III.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 33, Samwell II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 79, Jon XII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 43, Jon V.