Eddard Stark: "You will sail to Dragonstone tonight. You will place this in the hand of Stannis Baratheon. Not his steward, not his captain of the guard, and not his wife. Only Stannis himself."
Tomard: "Yes, my lord."
— Eddard Stark and Tomard[src]

Tomard is a guardsman sworn to House Stark.


Season 1

He accompanies Eddard Stark south to King's Landing when he becomes Hand of the King, and is usually seen guarding him with Jory Cassel. He is with Eddard when Renly Baratheon brings news of Robert Baratheon's hunting injury. Eddard instructs Tomard to hand deliver a letter to Stannis Baratheon. Tomard is not present when Eddard and the majority of his guard are killed.[1] He escapes from the capital and successfully delivers the letter, thus he is one of very few (if any) of the Stark Household to have survived the Massacre in the Red Keep. His destination after he completes his assignment is unknown.


Season One appearances
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Tomard is nicknamed Fat Tom. He is easily fooled and prone to stating the obvious. He becomes the Captain of Eddard Stark's personal guard, following the death of Jory Cassel and the departure of Jory's replacement Alyn with Lord Beric Dondarrion.

As in the show, Tomard is entrusted to deliver a letter to Stannis Baratheon, but is explicitly told to do so during a sea journey North with Eddard's daughters. Unlike in the show, he is killed along with the majority of the guards when Eddard is betrayed by Littlefinger in the Throne Room. The letter is taken from his body, and later presented to Sansa Stark as an "evidence" to her father's alleged treason.

See also


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Lord: Queen Sansa Stark Heir: Princess Arya Stark
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord of Winterfell

Under the Iron Throne: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North

Ancestors: Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Jon Stark · Rickard Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Theon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark · Brandon Snow
Current members: Bran I, the Broken · Jon Snow
Deceased members: Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark · Benjen Stark
Household: {Maester Luwin} · {Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · Jeyne Poole · {Septa Mordane} · {Old Nan} · {Hodor} · {Farlen} · {Mikken} · {Osha} · {Jojen Reed} · Maester Wolkan
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