Tattered Prince

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Tattered Prince
Alias The Tattered Prince
Allegiance Windblown
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons

The Tattered Prince is the first and only commander of the Windblown.


He established the mercenary company some thirty years before the events in the books. When the Tattered Prince was twenty-three the magisters of Pentos had chosen him to be their new prince almost right after they have beheaded the previous one. Instead of accepting their offer he fled to the Disputed Lands and never returned to Pentos. He had ridden with the Second Sons, the Iron Shields, and the Maiden's Men, but later with five other men he established the Windblown. Out of the six founders of the company, he is the only one alive.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

The Tattered Prince leads the Windblowns on their way to join Yunkai in their struggle against Meereen and Daenerys. On their way to Yunkai he commands a group of Westerosi born from his company to pretend that they have betrayed him and join Daenerys' forces. With this plan he hopes that even if the Yunkai lose the war, he will be still on the winning side. Among the Westerosi he sends for Meereen are also Prince Quentyn and his companions although the Tattered Prince is not aware of their identity.[2]

However, when the Prince of Dorne decides to take Dany's dragons he turns again toward the Westerowsi Windblown. The mercenaries take his gold and promise to help him but not before reporting this plan to the Tattered Prince. He meets with Quentyn again and agrees to join forces with him if as a reward is given Pentos.[3] The plan fails since Quentyn is killed by the dragons and Meereen is surrounded by Yunkai forces.[4]

Later Barristan Selmy sends the two remaining Dornishmen on a mission to negotiate with the Tattered Prince. Barristan wants the merecnary captain to help him release the Meereen prisoners and as a reward he will be given Pentos.[5]


He is considered to be sad-eyed and soft spoken. His hair and mail are silver-greyed but his cloak is made of clothes of different colors.[6] He had stated that his appearance is so ordinary that all he has to do is remove his "tatters" and become inconspicuous.

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