"You, Ser... Is that the black bat of Harrenhal I see embroidered on your coat?"
Catelyn Stark[src]

Ser Willis Wode was a knight in the service of House Whent. He helps Catelyn Stark to apprehend Tyrion Lannister and dies defending her during her passage through the Vale of Arryn.



Ser Willis Wode is sworn to the service of House Whent of Harrenhal, a vassal house to House Tully. He is traveling the Kingsroad following the Tourney of the Hand. He carries a shield emblazoned with the black bat of Harrenhal.

Season 1

Willis is drinking with another man at the Inn at the Crossroads when Tyrion arrives on his way south. Catelyn is also in the inn and Tyrion recognizes her. She turns to the men of her father's bannermen to help her to take Tyrion into custody, accusing him of attempting to murder her son. Catelyn announces that she will return Tyrion to Winterfell to await the King's justice. Ser Willis draws his sword and threatens Tyrion.[1]

Tyrion taken prisoner.

He accompanies Catelyn east into the Vale of Arryn, her actual destination. Among the party are the captive Tyrion, the two Lannister men-at-arms who were traveling with Tyrion, Catelyn and her escort Ser Rodrik Cassel, the sellsword Bronn, the singer Marillion, a man of House Bracken and six other swordsmen loyal to House Tully. The party are attacked by warriors from the hill tribes. Ser Willis dies defending Catelyn. Catelyn, Tyrion, Rodrik, Bronn, Marillion, and two others survive the attack and continue to the Eyrie.[2]


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

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In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Ser Willis Wode is a hedge knight sworn to the service of Lady Shella Whent. He is a stiff necked and stolid man. He survives the journey to the Eyrie, and is present at the duel between Vardis Egen and Bronn.

Later, when Jaime Lannister goes to resolve the Second Siege of Riverrun, he passes through the land owned by Wode and his brother, but finds the area devastated by the war and abandoned save for a few outlaws.

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