|Culture||Northern mountain clans|
A Feast for Crows (appendix)|
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
A Dance with Dragons
Lord Commander of the Night's Watch Jon Snow suggests to Stannis Baratheon that he visit Hugo to win his allegiance. Stannis follows Jon's advice, and Hugo, along with several other northern mountain clans, swear allegiance to Stannis. Together with the other clan chiefs he insists that Roose Bolton cannot be suffered to hold Winterfell and that Arya Stark needs to be rescues from Roose's bastard son Ramsay. So, he marches with Stannis from Deepwood Motte.
Robin Peasebury: I am starting to suspect you have been Bolton's creature all along. Is that the way of it? Did he send you to us to whisper poison in the king's ear?
Hugo Wull: Lord Pea Pod. If you were a man, I would kill you for that, but my sword is made of too fine a steel to besmirch with craven's blood. Aye, men are dying. More will die before we see Winterfell. What of it? This is war. Men die in war. That is as it should be. As it has always been.
Corliss Penny: Do you want to die, Wull?
Hugo Wull: I want to live forever in a land where summer lasts a thousand years. I want a castle in the clouds where I can look down over the world. I want to be six-and-twenty again. When I was six-and-twenty I could fight all day and fuck all night. What men want does not matter. Winter is almost upon us, boy. And winter is death. I would sooner my men die fighting for the Ned's little girl than alone and hungry in the snow, weeping tears that freeze upon their cheeks. No one sings songs of men who die like that. As for me, I am old. This will be my last winter. Let me bathe in Bolton blood before I die. I want to feel it spatter across my face when my axe bites deep into a Bolton skull. I want to lick it off my lips and die with the taste of it on my tongue.
—Hugo Wull, to Godry Farring