|Book||The Mystery Knight (appears)|
Maynard Plumm was a hedge knight from House Plumm during the reign of King Aerys I Targaryen. He claimed to be distantly related to Lord Viserys Plumm.
Appearance and Character
Maynard was a tall, thin man with stooped shoulders. His blond hair was long and straight. Maynard wore dun-colored roughspun and stained brown leather, and a frayed cloak which was poorly dyed purple. The cloak was fastened with a large moonstone brooch which resembled a pale white eye in certain light.
Maynard was knowledgeable about current events in the Seven Kingdoms, and he knew how to treat wounds.
Ser Maynard was among the hedge knights encamped by the Gods Eye near Whitewalls. He defended the actions of Lord Brynden Rivers, the Hand of the King known as Bloodraven, to Ser Kyle the Cat and Ser Duncan the Tall.
Maynard attended the wedding of Lord Ambrose Butterwell and his new wife, but he refused to take part in the tourney. After Duncan the Tall lost to Ser Uthor Underleaf in the lists, Dunk refused Maynard's advice to leave. When Dunk was cornered by Lord Alyn Cockshaw, Maynard watched until Alyn had fallen into the well, then proceeded to help the injured Duncan and inform him his missing squire was safe in the castle's sept. Maynard claimed that Bloodraven knew of the conspiracy to crown Daemon II Blackfyre, and the Second Blackfyre Rebellion was indeed squashed by Lord Brynden's army the next morning. Duncan, Kyle, and Ser Glendon Ball looked for Maynard, but he had disappeared during the night. Duncan praised Maynard's assistance when he spoke with Bloodraven.
Quotes by Maynard
Duncan: We'd all be bastard sons of old King Aegon if half these tales were true.
Maynard: And who's to say we're not?—Duncan the Tall and Maynard
A marriage is a melee, as any married man could tell you.—Maynard to Kyle the Cat
An honorable death is well and good, but if the life at stake is not your own, what then?—Maynard to Duncan the Tall
Duncan: Who are you?
Maynard: A friend. One who has been watching you, and wondering at your presence in this nest of adders.—Duncan the Tall and Maynard
Quotes about Maynard
Stay well away from that one. He could be a robber knight, for all we know.
This close, there was something queer about the cast of Ser Maynard's features. The longer Dunk looked, the less he seemed to see.—thoughts of Duncan the Tall
Many readers believe that Maynard was actually Brynden Rivers disguised with a glamor.