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Lothor Brune is a freerider, formerly in the service of Lord Petyr Baelish.


Season 2

Lothor Brune participates in the tourney of King Joffrey Baratheon's sixteenth nameday. He is set to duel Ser Dontos Hollard, but the fight is forfeited when Ser Dontos appears drunk.[1]


Game of Thrones: Season 2 appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

In the books

In A Song of Ice and Fire, Lothor Brune is a relative of House Brune of Brownhollow. He is a quiet, loyal man of middle age described as having has a squashed nose, a square jaw and grey hair. He is stocky and strong, and while not a handsome man he is not ugly either. In the books he was also present at the Tourney of the Hand, defeating Jory Cassel on a judgment by the King, tied with Ser Aron Santagar and lost to Ser Robar Royce. He tips off Littlefinger about Sansa's request to spare Ser Dontos at King Joffrey's 13th nameday. He also takes part in the Battle of the Blackwater and is awarded with a knighthood afterwards, earning the nickname "Apple-Eater" for capturing a knight of House Fossoway and killing two more on the battlefield.

When Ser Dontos spirits Sansa out of King's Landing after the Purple Wedding, Lothor is present on Petyr's ship, and commanded the team of crossbowmen that kill Dontos Hollard at Littlefinger's order (coincidentally, the same man Lothor was supposed to face at Joffrey's tournament). Lothor throws a burning torch on the rowing boat after Dontos is murdered, ensuring that his body is never recovered. He accompanies Littlefinger to his keep at the Fingers and later to the Eyrie.

In the books, Joffrey's nameday tournament in which Dontos and Lothor are set to fight is held between men fighting on horseback. Possibly due to budgetary and time constraints, in the TV series they are preparing to fight on foot. This makes it somewhat of a misnomer that Lothar is specifically introduced as a "freerider" but he isn't fighting on horse.

While Sansa stays at the Vale, she notices Lothor is fond of Mya Stone, Robert Baratheon's eldest bastard (omitted from the TV series). She thinks Lothor would be a good match for Mya. Lothor also prevents Marillion from raping Sansa.

Lothor is present when Harrold Hardyng, to whom Littlefinger plans to marry his "daughter", talks rudely to her, nearly bringing her to tears. Later, Lothor comforts Sansa by commenting "Harry the Heir? Harry the Arse, I say. He’s just some upjumped squire". Sansa thanks him.

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