|Northern mountain clans
|A Storm of Swords (appears)
Appearance and Character
The man learned the phrase "dark wings, dark words" from his mother, who died nine years ago.
A Storm of Swords
While Bran Stark, Hodor, and Meera and Jojen Reed are traveling through the northern mountains toward the Wall, the unnamed traveler invites them to share a shallow cave near a sentinel tree to avoid freezing rain. He does not ask their names or gives his. Because of the man's pinecone-shaped clasp, however, Bran assumes he is a Liddle. The man offers oatcakes, blood sausage, and ale to Bran's party. He informs them that ironborn are in the wolfswood, and he looks at Bran and Summer after warning that the Bastard's boys are hunting along the kingsroad. He also mentions the great ranging into the haunted forest by the Night's Watch.
The Liddle departs before Bran and his companions wake in the morning, but he leaves them a sausage and twelve oatcakes containing pinenuts or blackberries. Bran has one of each and greatly enjoys the food.
Come in and warm yourselves. There's stone enough to keep the rain off all our heads.—The Liddle to Bran Stark's party
Jojen: The wolves will come again.Jojen: There are dreams and dreams, my lord.
Liddle: And how would you be knowing, boy?
Jojen: I dreamed it.
Liddle: Some nights I dream of me mother that I buried nine years past, but when I wake, she's not come back to us.
—The Liddle and Jojen Reed