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Died In 299 AL, at Riverlands
Book(s) A Clash of Kings

Kurz is one of the recruits for the Night's Watch found by Yoren in King's Landing. He was arrested as a poacher and given over to Yoren when he cleaned out the dungeons.[1]

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A Clash of Kings

When the food Yoren has brought north runs out, he turns to Koss and Kurz to keep them fed.[1]

Avoiding the Kingsroad, Yoren's group moves north along the eastern side of the river running south from the Gods Eye. While Yoren and others search a ford, Kurz catches a fish in the river with his bare hands. When Yoren decides to spend the night in the holdfast of an abandoned village at the southern shore of the Gods Eye where he wanted to rent boats for crossing the lake, he assigns Kurz, Tarber and Cutjack the task of holding vigil from on high at the towerhouse of the village and orders Kurz to blow his hunting horn if danger threatens. Which Kurz does when men under the command of Ser Amory Lorch approach the village that night to burn it.[2]

Kurz is injured by an arrow when he pulls in the ladder at the towerhouse. However, he, Tarber and Cutjack survive the assault as Lorch's men can't put the towerhouse on fire and have no patience to starve the three out. They are reunited with Arry and others who escaped via a tunnel from the holdfast, but Kurz's wound becomes infected and takes a turn for the worst. After teaching the group some much needed hunting techniques and survival skills, he succumbs to the wound and dies. Soon after his death, Tarber and Cutjack take everything of value and abandon the other survivors.[3]

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