Franklyn Flowers

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Franklyn Flowers
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Alias Bastard of Cider Hall[1]
Title Ser
Allegiance Golden Company
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Ser Franklyn Flowers, also known as the Bastard of Cider Hall, is a knight in service to the Golden Company.[1]

Appearance

Franklyn is a big-bellied, shambling hulk of a man with a seamed face crisscrossed with old scars. His right ear looks as if a dog had chewed on it and his left ear is missing entirely. He wears a lord's ransom in golden arm rings, one for each year he has served with the Golden Company.[2]

History

Franklyn claims that his mother was a washerwoman at Cider Hall who was raped by one of the lord's sons. Due to this, Franklyn loathes the Fossoways.[2]

Franklyn knows Griff and remembers him from when he served with Golden Company twelve years ago. Franklyn was knighted sometime after Griff left the company.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Franklyn is present during Jon Connington's rendezvous with the Golden Company three miles south of Volon Therys. During the discussions about how to meet up with Daenerys Targaryen in Meereen, Franklyn suggests the land route but Harry Strickland replies that the demon road is death. Franklyn is one of the first to swear his allegiance to Prince Aegon Targaryen. He remarks that he looks forward to attacking the Reach and killing some Fossoways. Franklyn then takes Aegon to meet the men of the Golden Company. Instead of waiting for Daenerys, the sellswords agree to sail to Westeros.[2]

During the landing of the Golden Company in the stormlands, Franklyn takes part in the taking of Griffin's Roost. Franklyn uses brush for concealment, leading his men to destroy the gate with a ram. Ravens are quickly dispatched by the castle but are taken out by the Golden Company’s expert archers. When Jon tells Franklyn there are to be no more messages, the next thing to come flying from Griffin's Roost is the maester.[3]

During the victors' feast in the great hall, Jon presides from the Griffin's Seat while Franklyn shares the high table with Homeless Harry, Black Balaq, and the three young Conningtons they had taken captive. Franklyn is present during Jon's war council in the castle.[3]

Quotes

My mother was a washerwoman at Cider Hall till one of milord's sons raped her. Makes me a sort o' brown apple Fossoway, the way I see it[2]

—Franklyn to Aegon Targaryen

Aegon: Why should I go running to my aunt as if I were a beggar? My claim is better than her own. Let her come to me ... in Westeros.
Franklyn: I like it. Sail west, not east. Leave the little queen to her olives and seat Prince Aegon upon the Iron Throne. The boy has stones, I give him that.[2]

Aegon Targaryen and Franklyn

So long as I can kill some Fossoways I'm for it.[2]

—Franklyn to Aegon Targaryen

References