Ulf the White
Art by Enife
Ulf the Sot
Lord of Bitterbridge
|Died||In 130 ᴀᴄ, at Tumbleton|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Appearance and Character
Ulf was pale-haired and known for his drinking. He could not read or write.
When Prince Jacaerys Velaryon called for dragonriders in 129 ᴀᴄ, Ulf was able to mount Silverwing. He fought valiantly besides Prince Jacaerys in the Battle in the Gullet, and was subsequently knighted by Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. After he received his knighthood, he took the name "Ulf the White". When Prince Daemon suggested that House Baratheon and House Lannister should be destroyed entirely for their support to King Aegon II Targaryen, he proposed granting Storm's End to Ulf, but after Lord Corlys Velaryon opposed the idea, Rhaenyra refused the suggestion. At some point, Ulf was named Lord of Bitterbridge by Prince Daemon.
In 130 ᴀᴄ, during the First Battle of Tumbleton, Ulf, along with fellow dragonseed Hugh Hammer, defected to the greens. They became known as the Two Betrayers for this act. Ulf desired to receive Highgarden as his seat, not considering Bitterbridge to be sufficient. During his time at Tumbleton, he took the inn the Bawdy Badger as his own.
The Caltrops conspired to kill both Ulf and Hugh Hammer. Lord Unwin Peake had warrants for their executions drawn up, which were signed by Prince Daeron Targaryen. The day that the Caltrops planned to strike, the Second Battle of Tumbleton took place. Ulf survived the battle, sleeping through every attempt to wake him. When he learned that Hugh Hammer had died during the battle, Ulf informed Lord Peake that he was going to claim the throne.
The next day, Ser Hobert Hightower brought Ulf two casks of wine, one Dornish red and one Arbor gold. As Ulf preferred the sweeter vintage, the Arbor gold had been poisoned. Suspicious of Hobert's behavior, Ulf commanded the Dornish red to be set aside, and only dared drink from the poisoned Arbor gold after he had seen Hobert drink from it himself. After Hobert asked for a second cup, Ulf drank three cups himself, and soon fell asleep due to the poison.
Quotes about Ulf
Ser Ulf gave himself entirely over to drunkenness, drowning himself in wine and flesh. Those who failed to please were fed to his dragon.