Eddison Tollett

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Eddison Tollet
Edd Tollett by Amok©
Edd Tollett by Amok©

Alias Dolorous Edd
Allegiance Night's Watch

Played by Ben Crompton
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3

Eddison Tollet, better known as Dolorous Edd, is a member of the Night's Watch and steward of Lord Commander Jeor Mormont.


Eddison is very thin.[1] He is dour, and grey-haired.[2]


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.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Tollett was part of the expedition north of the Wall.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Dolorous Edd - by Amok ©

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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Eventually, Lord Commander Snow re-assigns Edd chief steward of Long Barrow, where Jon sent the spearwives, under the command of Iron Emmett.[7]

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. [3]

“The dead are likely dull fellows, full of tedious complaints—‘the ground’s too cold, my gravestone should be larger, why does he get more worms than I do...’” —Dolorous Edd[1]

“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[4]

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. [8]

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