Owen the Oaf

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Alias Owen the Oaf
Allegiance Night's Watch
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Owen, better known as Owen the Oaf, is a steward of the Night's Watch. He is tall and blond, friendly, diligent, and a surprisingly good carpenter, but his mother dropped him on his head as a baby and left him dimwitted.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Owen was among the men that Bowen Marsh left behind to defend Castle Black.[1] He has a prophetic dream about "Robert Baratheon" (whom he could not remember was dead) coming to the rescue of the black brothers defending the Wall.

A Feast for Crows

He is stationed at Castle Black.[2]

A Dance With Dragons

Owen 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. After Slynt's execution, Owen asks if he can have Slynt's boots.[3]

Owen attends the wedding of Alys Karstark and Sigorn, and plays his fiddle at the wedding feast. He also dances with Patchface, which causes the other guests to laugh. He listens nervously with the rest of the attendees after two horn blasts are heard coming from the watchers on the Wall, and titters with relief after no third blast is heard.[4]

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