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by Amok©

Alias(es) The Mad Dog of Saltpans
The Hound (II)
Allegiance Brave Companions
Died In 300 AC, at the inn at the crossroads
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (Appears)
A Storm of Swords (Appears)
A Feast for Crows (Appears)

Played by Unknown extra Season 1
Andy Beckwith Season 2 | Season 4
TV series Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 4

Rorge is one of the criminals Yoren picked for the Night's Watch when he cleaned out the dungeons of King’s Landing[1] and is part of the group marching north to the Wall.[2] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Andy Beckwith.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Rorge

Rorge is described as squat, bulky, and hairy, with black hair covering most of his body. He is also described as thick and powerful.[3] He is missing his nose, and the nasal bar of his iron half-helm does not completely conceal the hole.[3]


According to semi-canon sources, Rorge ran a dog and bear fighting pit in Flea Bottom. He found Biter as an orphan and raised him ferally to fight dogs in the pit.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Rorge is one of three known criminals imprisoned in the black cells.[5] He is taken from the black cells and is bound for the Wall in Yoren's band alongside Arya Stark, Gendry, Hot Pie, Lommy Greenhands, Jaqen H'ghar, and Biter, among others. Yoren considers him so dangerous that he keeps him chained in a wagon, along with Jaqen H'ghar and Biter, for the journey to the Wall.[6]

When Yoren's band is attacked at the Gods Eye by Ser Amory Lorch and Yoren is killed, Arya saves Rorge's life, along with Biter and Jaqen H'ghar, by giving them an axe to break free with as the room burns around their wagon.[7] The three join the Brave Companions for a time, under Vargo Hoat. They help Arya free the northmen held captive at Harrenhal, though Rorge and Biter do it reluctantly and only because Jaqen requested their help.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Rorge is part of the foraging company who captures Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth near Maidenpool. He immediately threatens Brienne with rape and severely beats Jaime into submission.[3] He later claims the bloodstained surcoat off the corpse of Cleos Frey.[3]

On the way back to Harrenhal, Rorge, Shagwell and Zollo attempt to rape Brienne. He argues with Zollo over who would rape Brienne first, but Jaime thwarts them. Jaime considers Rorge one of the three worst members of the Brave Companions.[9]

Rorge is one of the many Brave Companions who remain behind at Harrenhal after several failed foraging runs. He is present when Brienne of Tarth is thrown into the bear pit and threatens Jaime once more when he comes back to save her, but Vargo Hoat orders him to stand down.[10]

A Feast for Crows

After Hoat's death, Rorge, Biter, and some of the remaining Brave Companions travel east to the town of Saltpans where Rorge finds and dons the Hound helm once worn by Sandor Clegane. He wears the helm whilst brutally sacking Saltpans, which results in Clegane being blamed for the attack. At the inn at the crossroads, Rorge duels with and is slain by Brienne of Tarth.[11]


Come closer, and I’ll shove that stick up your bunghole and fuck you bloody.[2]

– Rorge, to Arya Stark

You're the ugliest woman I've ever seen, but don't think I can’t make you uglier. You want a nose like mine? Fight me, and you'll get one. And two eyes, that's too many. One scream out o' you, and I'll pop one out and make you eat it, and then I'll pull your fucking teeth out one by one.[9]

– Rorge, to Brienne of Tarth

References and Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 5, Arya II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
  4. Canadian Signing Tour (Vancouver, January 13, 2006) report So Spake Martin
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 1, Arya I.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 19, Arya V.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 31, Jaime IV.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
  11. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 37, Brienne VII.