Selwyn Tarth

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Selwyn Tarth
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Selwyn Tarth, art by lupotterdraws ©.

Alias Selwyn of Tarth[1]
Allegiance House Tarth
Culture Stormlander
Born In 245 AC or 246 AC[4]
Spouse Deceased wife[5]

Selwyn Tarth, or Selywn of Tarth,[1] is the Lord of Tarth, Lord of Evenfall, and the head of House Tarth. Known as the Evenstar, Selwyn has one remaining child, his daughter and heir, Brienne.[6][3]


Selwyn is said to be a good man.[7]


After the death of his wife, Selwyn took a new mistress every year. He kept a singer every year of Brienne's childhood, allowing her to memorize all the songs.[5]

Selwyn tried to wed Brienne to the second son of Lord Bryen Caron,[8] Ser Ronnet Connington,[9][10] and Ser Humfrey Wagstaff,[11] but all betrothals failed. Lord Tarth allowed his master-at-arms, Ser Goodwin, to train Brienne.[11]

Selwyn hosted Renly Baratheon at Evenfall Hall when the Lord Paramount of the Stormlands came of age.[12]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

When Ser Davos Seaworth is sent to ask after the allegiance of the stormlords, Lord Selwyn only agrees to a midnight meeting in a grove. The Evenstar informs Davos of his refusal to join Stannis Baratheon.[13]

Selwyn's daughter, Brienne of Tarth, supports Stannis's brother, Renly Baratheon.[2] During the siege of Storm's End, Renly claims he is supported by Tarth arrows.[14]

A Storm of Swords

Brienne is captured by the Brave Companions and brought to Harrenhal, where Qyburn sends a raven to Tarth demanding a ransom. Lord Selwyn responds by offering three hundred dragons for Brienne's safe return. Vargo Hoat rejects the offer, however, believing Selwyn is trying to cheat him by withholding sapphires.[15]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Randyll Tarly ridicules Brienne and advises her to return to her father at Tarth.[7] After being captured by the brotherhood without banners, Brienne claims that Selwyn will ransom her squire, Podrick Payne.[10]


Jaime: Do you have any siblings, my lady?

Brienne: No. I was my father's only s—child.

Jaime: Son, you meant to say. Does he think of you as a son? You make a queer sort of daughter, to be sure.[16]

As for you, my lady, it is said that your father is a good man. If so, I pity him. Some men are blessed with sons, some with daughters. No man deserves to be cursed with such as you.[7]