The Knight of the Pussywillows
Glendon the Bastard
The Bastard of the Pussywillows
|Born||In 196 AC or 197 AC|
|Father||Quentyn Ball (supposed)|
|Personal Arms||A fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field|
|Book(s)||The Mystery Knight (appears)|
Glendon claimed to be the son of Quentyn Ball, a knight known as "Fireball", and used the personal coat-of-arms of his alleged father, a fireball blazing red and yellow across a night black field, as his own.
Appearance and Character
Glendon was short and chunky, with thick shoulders and arms heavy with muscle. He had small, close-set eyes, thick eyebrows, a big nose, a prominent chin and pimples on his cheeks. Glendon had dark brown hair unlike his alleged father who had red hair.
Glendon's clothes were of good cloth, but well-worn and ill-matched. He possessed a clean handsome doublet of old garment with gold lace at the cuffs and collar and the red chevron and white plates of House Ball sewn across the chest. He owned an iron halfhelm.
Glendon was proud to be the son of Fireball, and liked to boast of coming from "hero's blood".
Glendon's mother was a camp follower known as Penny Jenny to those who visited her. Among her known lovers was Ser Quentyn Ball. The night before the Battle of the Redgrass Field she lay with dozens of men, which earned her a new nickname, Redgrass Jenny. After the battle, Jenny established herself in King's Landing at an establishment called the Pussywillows. There she raised her two children: her son, who would be known as Ser Glendon Flowers, and her daughter who would become a whore. After Jenny died, the other women working at the Pussywillows raised the two children and told them the story that the mother had put about that the two children were the result of her coupling with Quentyn.
Glendon was taught the knightly arts by an old squire that lived nearby. In 211 AC, half a year before the Whitewalls tourney, Glendon was knighted by Ser Morgan Dunstable in front of two dozen witnesses only after Glendon's sister agreed to give up her maidenhead to Morgan in exchange.
Ser Glendon was among the hedge knights camped next to the Gods Eye before the wedding tourney at Whitewalls. He hoped to claim the dragon egg prize and make a name for himself. After almost being refused entry to Whitewalls, Glendon participated in the tourney and unhorsed Ser Argrave the Defiant, Lord Alyn Cockshaw, Lord Costayne, and Ser Mortimer Boggs.
In an effort to remove him from the path of Daemon II Blackfyre and victory, Lord Gormon Peake framed Ser Glendon with the theft of the dragon egg. He was tortured by Ser Tommard Heddle while in the dungeons and was only released on the condition he face Daemon in a joust. While still reeling from the effects of the torture, Glendon unhorsed Daemon in the first tilt, proving his innocence.