Othell Yarwyck

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Othell Yarwyck
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Othell Yarwyck - Illustrated by Joshua Cairós. © Fantasy Flight Games.

Title First Builder
Allegiance House Yarwyck
Night's Watch
Culture Westermen
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Played by Brian Fortune
TV series Season 1 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6

Othell Yarwyck is a member of House Yarwyck and is the First Builder of the Night's Watch. In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is portrayed by Brian Fortune.


Othell is lantern-jawed.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Othell is present as First Builder when the new members of the Night's Watch swear their vows.[1]

A Storm of Swords

The brothers of the Night's Watch left to defend the Wall from the assault by the wildlings name one of the straw dummies after him.[2] During the choosing of the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Othell puts his name forth.[3] In the end he withdraws his name from the election, though he also refuses to support Janos Slynt's candidacy.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Othell and his builders are sent by Lord Commander Jon Snow to restore the Nightfort.[5]