Walder Frey (son of Jammos)
|Born||In 291 AC|
A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Quartered the twin towers of House Frey with the tree and ravens of House Blackwood and the twinning snakes of House Paege.|
(Quarterly, first and fourth, cendrée, a bridge azure, at either end a tower of the same (for Frey), second, gules, on an escutcheon sable a dead weirwood tree proper, all within an orle of ravens volant sable (for Blackwood), third, sable, two serpents argent and gules, entwined palewise (for Paege))
Walder Frey, nicknamed Big Walder, is the son of Ser Jammos Frey and Sallei Paege. His personal coat of arms quarters the twin towers of House Frey with the tree and ravens of House Blackwood and the twinning snakes of House Paege.
- See also: Images of Big Walder Frey
Big Walder's armor is fine silver plate with enameled blue chasings. His crest is shaped like a castle and he rides a dappled grey courser.
A Game of Thrones
Walder is present at the Twins when Catelyn Tully comes to treat with Lord Walder Frey. As part of the terms allowing Robb Stark to cross at the Twins, Big Walder is sent to Winterfell to be fostered.
A Clash of Kings
Walder is fostered at Winterfell with his cousin, Little Walder. They play Lord of the Crossing until Rickon Stark's direwolf, Shaggydog, attacks Little Walder. He trains with squires from White Harbor during the harvest feast; Bran Stark thinks that Big Walder rides his horse better than Little Walder. When word of Ser Stevron Frey's death at Oxcross arrives at Winterfell, Little Walder and Big Walder argue over who is next in line to inherit the Twins, showing no sadness at their relative's passing.
The Frey cousins are taken captive by Theon Greyjoy when he leads his ironborn in capturing Winterfell. One of the cousins volunteers for Theon's party which searches the Wolfswood for the missing Bran and Rickon, although Theon does not identify which one. The Freys are spared by Ramsay Snow during the sack of Winterfell.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Lady Barbrey Dustin gives grey colts to Big Walder and Little Walder when they join Ramsay Bolton in searching for missing Freys. Big Walder is disturbed serving Ramsay and is also apprehensive when he sees Little Walder become more and more like Ramsay. Big Walder takes no part in his cousin's games or cruelties.
Big Walder is present at Winterfell during the wedding of Ramsay and "Arya Stark". The cousins join other squires in building snowmen in Winterfell's yard. After Little Walder is found murdered and frozen in a snowbank, a blood-spattered Big Walder accompanies Ser Hosteen Frey and his soldiers when they enter the Great Hall of Winterfell. Big Walder claims that before his death Little Walder was searching for a White Harbor man who owed him silver from a dice game Little Walder won.
|Lothar||Leonella Lefford||Jammos||Sallei Paege||Whalen||Sylwa Paege||Morya||Flement Brax||Tyta|
|"Big" Walder||Dickon||Mathis||Robert Brax||Walder Brax||Jon Brax|
References and Notes
- See the Walder Frey (Big Walder calculation.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 4, Bran I.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 50, Theon IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 41, The Turncloak.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.