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"Lord Commander Gerold Hightower, the White Bull; Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning; Barristan Selmy, the Bold; Prince Lewyn Martell; Oswell Whent; Jonothor Darry... and, soon enough, the boy prodigy: me. "
Jaime Lannister[src]

Ser Oswell Whent was a knight of House Whent and a sworn brother of the Kingsguard under Aerys II Targaryen.


Season 4

Ser Oswell is mentioned in the entry of his sworn brother, Lord Commander Gerold Hightower as recorded in The Book of Brothers. The entry mentions the death of Ser Oswell in the Red Mountains of Dorne after refusing to bend the knee to the new king, Robert Baratheon.[3]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Ser Oswell Whent was a younger brother of Lord Whent, known and remembered for his dark humor. He wore a distinctive helmet emblazoned with a black bat with its wings spread, symbolizing House Whent.

Oswell was present at the Tourney at Harrenhal where Jaime became a Kingsguard.

Ser Oswell was present with Ser Gerold Hightower and Ser Arthur Dayne in the Showdown at the Tower of Joy with Eddard Stark. After Ser Gerold told Eddard they were not at the Battle of the Trident, Ser Oswell declared, "Woe to the Usurper if we had been." He and his two brothers were slain along with the bulk of Eddard's force in the ensuing melee.

See also


  1. The Lineages and Histories of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms prop from Season 1 establishes that Robert Baratheon became king in 280 AC.
  2. The Book of Brothers prop
  3. "Two Swords"