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|Title||Lady of Riverrun (briefly)|
|Born||In 282 AC or 283 AC, Twins|
|Spouse||Ser Edmure Tully|
|Played by||Alexandra Dowling|
|TV series||Season 3|
Roslin Frey is a noblewoman of House Frey, the only daughter of Lord Walder Frey by his sixth wife, Lady Bethany Rosby, but his fifth overall. Roslin has four older brothers—Ser Perwyn, Ser Benfrey, Maester Willamen, and Olyvar—and many half-siblings. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones she is played by Alexandra Dowling.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Roslin Frey
Roslin is small for her age and has skin pale as milk. Her pretty face has a small chin, delicate nose, and big brown eyes. Between her teeth she has a small gap. Roslin's thick chestnut hair is wavy and reaches her tiny waist. Her bosom is small but shapely. Unlike most Freys, she hardly resembles a stoat.
According to Lothar Frey, Roslin has a gentle nature and a talent for music. Catelyn Stark worries about her small frame, and thinks the girl is shy because of the gap in her teeth.
Roslin's pale blue gown has a lacy bodice.
A Clash of Kings
Roslin is a maiden of sixteen years.
A Storm of Swords
Robb Stark had agreed to marry a daughter of Lord Walder Frey near the start of the War of the Five Kings, but he instead marries Jeyne Westerling, an act which cause House Frey to angrily abandon the cause of the King in the North. In order to return the Freys to the Stark and Tully alliance, Walder's son Lothar is sent to Riverrun to offer Roslin's hand to Edmure Tully, the new Lord Paramount of the Trident. Edmure would prefer to choose his own bride, but Walder only offers Roslin. Edmure complains during the journey north to the Twins.
Edmure thinks Roslin is sweet and pretty when she is brought forth by her brother, Ser Benfrey Frey. She cries during the introduction, which Edmure's sister, Catelyn Stark, attributes to nervousness about the wedding. Catelyn worries whether Roslin would be healthy enough to bear children as people from Rosby stock are not known for their robustness, but she is reassured by Maester Brenett.
During the wedding feast, Roslin and Edmure eat from a single plate, drink from a single cup, and share chaste kisses. Catelyn thinks the girl's fixed gaze is fear of of her upcoming bedding. When it is time for the bedding custom, a terrified Roslin is carried from the hall by the Greatjon, with Ser Marq Piper pulling off one of her shoes.
Soon after Roslin and Edmure depart for the bridal chamber, however, the Freys attack the wedding guests remaining in the hall. King Robb and Catelyn are among those slain in the Red Wedding. After the unsuspecting Edmure beds Roslin, he and the other guests near him are taken prisoner.
A Feast for Crows
At the siege of Riverrun, Ser Daven Lannister informs his cousin, Ser Jaime Lannister, that Roslin is pregnant at the Twins and that she is fond of Edmure. According to her brother, Ser Perwyn Frey, Roslin is praying for a girl; Jaime thinks if a son is born Lord Walder will then execute Edmure. Genna Lannister thinks that if a girl is born, the child could one day wed Tywin Frey.
In the camps outside of Riverrun, the captive Edmure tells Jaime that Roslin knew of the plans for the Red Wedding and was forced to go along despite her apprehension, thus the reason for her tears. Jaime promises Edmure that if Riverrun surrenders, he and Roslin will be allowed to stay together at Casterly Rock, and their child will be raised honorably. If Riverrun refuses to yield, however, Jaime will have the child killed with a trebuchet before having the castle destroyed. Edmure negotiates Riverrun's surrender and then departs with Ser Forley Prester's column for the westerlands. His uncle, Ser Brynden Tully, is able to escape the Lannisters and Freys, however.
A Dance with Dragons
At Raventree Hall, Jaime mentions to Lord Tytos Blackwood that after Roslin gives birth to her baby at the Twins, she and the child will be allowed to join Edmure at Casterly Rock.
Quotes by Roslin
Roslin: Lord Edmure, I hope I am not a disappointment to you.
Edmure: You are a delight to me, my lady. And ever will be, I know.Roslin: For joy. I weep for joy, my lord.
Roslin: My lord is kind.
Edmure: My lady is beautiful. But why are you crying?
—Roslin and Edmure Tully
Quotes about Roslin
Catelyn: My brother has just lost his own father. He needs time to mourn.
Lothar: Roslin is a cheerful girl. She may be the very thing Lord Edmure needs to help him through his grief.—Catelyn Stark and Lothar Frey
Why, I would wager a guess that even now Roslin in dancing round the Twins chanting 'Lady Tully, Lady Tully, Lady Roslin Tully.' By the morrow she'll be holding swatches of Riverrun red-and-blue to her cheek to picture how she'll look in her bride's cloak.
She's prettier than I dared hope. I know there are more important things, spare me the sermon, septa.
Look at this little thing! No meat on her at all!
Roslin caught a fine fat trout. Her brothers gave her a pair of wolf pelts for her wedding.—Walder Frey writing to Tywin Lannister
She ... they made her do it, Lord Walder and the rest. Roslin never wanted ... she wept, but I thought it was ...
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- ↑ See the Roslin Frey calculation.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Roslin Frey.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Cast of Game of Thrones on IMDB
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 49, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 59, Catelyn IX.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 53, Tyrion VI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Epilogue.
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 38, Jaime VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime I.