Tower of the Hand

Beric Dondarrion

Lord of Blackhaven.
Beric Dondarrion
Beric Dondarrion ~ Amok
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Lord of Blackhaven.

Lord Beric came to King's Landing to participate in the Hand's tournament and decided to stay for a time after the tournament's conclusion. (AGOT 28) He was still in the city when Ser Raymun Darry, Ser Karyl Vance, and Ser Marq Piper came to tell of Ser Gregor Clegane's depredations in the Riverlands. Lord Eddard charged him to lead a party under the king's banner to bring Gregor to justice. (AGOT 44) His party was ambushed by Gregor in the Riverlands and nearly wiped out. The ambush took place at the Mummer's Ford, where the group was hit on all sides while crossing. Only around twenty men survived, and Beric took a serious wound in the chest from a lance. (ASOS 18) Beric died of his wound, but as Thoros of Myr was giving him the traditional last kiss of fire of his faith, Beric was resurrected, much to the surprise of Thoros. (ASOS 40) When Beric learned that King Robert and Eddard were both dead, he told the men they would fight in Robert's name to protect the smallfolk until the war ended or they all died. Soon, new recruits began to join and the Brotherhood Without Banners was born. (ASOS 18)

When Lord Tywin Lannister's army invaded the Riverlands, Lord Beric launched several raids on his rear and supply lines. (AGOT 57) After Lord Tywin withdrew to Harrenhal, Lord Beric continued his raids, ambushing Tywin's foraging parties. (ACOK 8) Lord Beric was killed four more times during his raids and again in a trial by combat against Sandor Clegane, but each time he was revived by Thoros. This did not come without a price, however, as Lord Beric no longer remembered the most basic facts about his life and essentially became a slave to his mission of justice. (ASOS 40) Three days after the massacre of Robb Stark and his men by Walder Frey, Lord Beric came across the corpse of Catelyn Stark, which had been thrown naked into the Trident in a mockery of House Tully burial customs. Harwin recognized her and begged Thoros to attempt to bring her back, but the Red Priest refused due to the age of the corpse. Lord Beric therefore gave her the kiss of fire himself, which apparently killed him for good. The resurrected Catelyn took control of the Brotherhood under the moniker Lady Stoneheart. (AFFC 43)

Physical Description: He is young, with red-gold hair. After his time in the Riverlands, much of his body is a mess. He has a bald spot where his head was smashed in, a missing eye, and a black scar around his neck.