Dick by TheMico
|Died||In 300 AC, the Whispers|
|Book||A Feast for Crows (appears)|
Appearance and Character
Dick was born and bred at Crackclaw Point and knows the terrain well, as well as much of its folklore and history. According to him he carries the blood of Ser Clarence Crabb. He has a sister who was bedded by a knight's son and then went off to King's Landing to take a job as a whore.
A Feast for Crows
Brienne of Tarth speaks with a pious dwarf in Duskendale during her search for Sansa Stark, who is believed to be accompanied by the fool Dontos Hollard. The dwarf tells Brienne that a drunken Dick had bought ale for everyone at the Stinking Goose in Maidenpool while boasting of having fooled a fool.
Brienne travels to Maidenpool and waits for Dick in the Stinking Goose, offering to buy his wine after he arrives. In return for two silver stags, Dick admits that he had seen a fool with "two girls" and that the fool had been seeking passage across the narrow sea. After Brienne gives him a golden dragon, Dick admits that he sent the fool and his two companions to a smuggler's cove in Crackclaw Point, but he did not tell them that ships have not landed there in thirty years. Dick offers to take Brienne to the Whispers, and she promises him six gold dragons if they find her "sister" or two if they only find the fool.
Brienne and Podrick Payne leave Maidenpool with Dick as their guide. During their travels, Brienne is suspicious of him and he once attempts to search her saddlebags for coin but is thwarted by flour Brienne has placed in them. He sings parts of songs and regales Pod and Brienne with legends and tales of Crackclaw Point, including that of Ser Clarence Crabb and of squishers. When Brienne remarks outside the Dyre Den that Dick speaks of Lord Eustace Brune as if he knows him, Dick answers that he might have once.
Dick leads Brienne to the ruined castle called the Whispers. Before entering the castle Brienne gives Dick her longsword and she unsheathes her Valyrian steel sword, Oathkeeper. The fool that Dick had sold the map to turns out to be Shagwell, once of the Brave Companions, with two sellsword companions, Timeon and Pyg. Dick points out that Shagwell was the fool he sold the map to. Angry at having been previously misled by Dick, however, Shagwell kills an unsuspecting Dick by breaking his knee with a morningstar and then smashing his face. A fight ensues and Brienne kills Pyg and Timeon. After Shagwell yields, Brienne makes him dig a grave for Dick beneath a weirwood. Once the grave is finished, as she anticipated, Shagwell attempts to kill Brienne with a jagged chunk of rock, but fails and she slays him with a dagger, avenging Dick. Brienne then tosses two gold dragons into Dick's grave, telling Podrick it was the reward promised for finding the fool. Ser Hyle Hunt helps Brienne bury Dick.
Quotes by Dick
Dick: I know a lot o' words. Tell me which m'lady wants t' hear, and Nimble Dick will say it.
Brienne: I heard you fooled a fool.Dick: Mighten be I did. Or not.
—Dick and Brienne of Tarth
—Dick and Brienne of Tarth
The world's full o' liars, ready to cheat an honest man.—Dick to Brienne of Tarth
It's the sword that makes the lord, some say.—Dick to Brienne of Tarth
Quotes about Dick
I'm sorry that I never trusted you. I don't know how to do that anymore.—Brienne of Tarth to Dick's body