Edmure Tully

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Edmure Tully by Amoka©
Edmure Tully by Amoka©

Title(s) Lord Paramount
of the Riverlands
Allegiance House Tully
Born In 273 AL
Spouse(s) Roslin Frey
Book(s) A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows

Edmure Tully 273 AL - is a head of House Tully. He was lord-paramount of the Riverlands and lord of Riverrun. He has red-brown hair, like most Tullys, and grew a fierce beard. He is of medium height.[1]

Youth

Edmure Tully was born as the third child and only living son of Hoster Tully and Minisa Whent. His mother died when he was very young.

As a youth he was known as hot-headed but good-hearted. He had a number of friends who had similiar characteristics. He often went wenching and had a number of affairs. In one case his object of desire chose a singer instead of him. This singer, Tom of Sevens, made a mocking song about Edmure causing him to develop a dislike of singers in general.[2]

War of the Five Kings

During the War of the Five Kings Edmure took command of the Riverlands due to his father's illness. He heard that a Lannister army was massing at the Golden Tooth and had begun to gather his forces when he was dealt a crushing defeat by Ser Jaime Lannister who took him prisoner.

While Ser Jaime besieged Riverrun, Edmure's nephew, Robb Stark, arrived at Riverrun with his Northern host. Robb surprised and destroyed the Lannister army and Edmure was rescued.[3] After the news of the execution of Eddard Stark the Northern lords proclaimed Robb Stark King of the North and the Riverland lords, lead by Edmure, proclaimed Robb King of the Riverlands and swore him fealty.

Edmure succeeded his father as Lord of Riverrun when Lord Hoster died. He sheltered the common people in Riverrun when Tywin Lannister attacked although this meant his supplies were drastically reduced. In disregard of the orders he had received from Robb, Edmure defended the crossing against the Lannisters. He managed to hold them but by doing so he unwittingly thwarted the plans of Robb, who had planned to allow Tywin to cross the river and then trap him between his and Edmure's army.

To make amends for his actions, Edmure offered to marry a daughter of Lord Walder Frey. Edmure had thought that Walder would offer him an ugly or half-witted girl just to spite him and Robb, but the girl chosen for him, Roslin, turned out to be beautiful. Shortly after Edmure and Roslin left to consummate the marriage, the Freys and Boltons attacked the guests. When Edmure awoke his sister, Catelyn and her son, (his overlord) Robb, had been murdered with numerous others and he was prisoner of his father-in-law.

Captivity

With Edmure as their prisoner the Freys besieged Riverrun, which had refused to surrender. It was being held by Edmure's uncle Ser Brynden Tully. In an attempt to coerce Ser Brynden, Ryman Frey set up a gallows and threatened to hang Edmure if Riverrun did not surrender. Every day Edmure was made to stand at the gallows but Brynden refused to surrender and Ryman did not live up to his threats. The siege continued without any major event until Ser Jaime Lannister arrived to take over command of the siege.

Ser Jaime sent Ryman back to the Twins and took Edmure as his own prisoner. He released him and offered Edmure a deal. As lord of Riverrun Edmure was his uncle's liege lord. If he surrendered Riverrun the defenders would be free to go (without their weapons) and Edmure himself would become comfortable prisoner at Casterly Rock. His wife, who was pregnant, would in the future be allowed to live with him and for their child a small keep would be found. If Edmure would not agree to this deal, Jaime would make the Riverlords, former vassals of Edmure who had bent the knee, attack Riverrun, destroy the castle and kill the surviving defenders. If Edmure and Roslin's child would be born, Jaime would send the child to him in a catapult.[4]

Edmure left the besiegers and entered Riverrun. He delayed until the last moment before surrendering in order to allow his uncle to escape. After Riverrun was handed over, Edmure and his wife were sent to Casterly Rock.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Tully
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hoster
 
Minisa
Whent
 
Brynden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 sons[5]
 
Catelyn
 
Eddard
Stark
 
Jon
Arryn
 
Lysa
 
Petyr
Baelish
 
Edmure
 
Roslin
Frey
 
Son[6]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
House
Arryn
 


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