Eddison Tollett

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

Alias(es) Dolorous Edd
Allegiance House Tollett
Night's Watch
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)
A Dance with Dragons (Appears)

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

Eddison Tollet, known as Dolorous Edd to his fellow black brothers,[1] is a squire from House Tollett and a steward of the Night's Watch. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Ben Crompton.

Character and Appearance

Eddison is very thin.[1] He is dour, and grey-haired.[2] He has a dry and pessimistic sense of humor.


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 a squire[1] recruited to the Night's Watch by Yoren.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Tollett is part of the the great ranging beyond the Wall.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Dolorous Edd - by Amok ©

Edd survives the fight with the wights at the Fist of the First Men. He is 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. Edd, along with Dywen, makes Sam and Grenn tell Lord Commander Jeor Mormont the tale.[4] After the death of the Lord Commander during the mutiny over food, Edd flees with Grenn, Giant and other loyalists back to the Wall.

When the Weeper starts his assault near the Shadow Tower, Bowen Marsh assembles the garrison of Castle Black, along with Edd, to aid Denys Mallister.

Edd receives two votes during the election of the new Lord Commander,[5] but when Jon Snow becomes a viable candidate Edd backs him instead.[6]

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. Edd and Iron Emmett escort Slynt outside for his execution.[7]

Eventually, Lord Commander Snow re-assigns Edd chief steward of Long Barrow, where Jon sent the spearwives, under the command of Iron Emmett.[8]


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...[1]

- Edd to Jon Snow

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]

- Edd to Jon Snow

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.[9]

- Edd to Jon Snow

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 the watch tonight.' Well, I shouldn't be so gloomy. Might be I'll die before they work it out.[4]

- Edd to Samwell Tarly

References and Notes