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Alias Eggen[1]
Allegiance Night's Watch
Died In 299 ACSkirling Pass

Ebben (or Eggen)[1][2][3] is a veteran ranger of the Night's Watch stationed at the Shadow Tower.[4]

Appearance and Character

Ebben is a squat, heavily-muscled, bald man.[5] He has served the Night's Watch since boyhood.[6] He is regarded by Qhorin Halfhand as the ranger to go to when he needs a wildling interrogated or killed.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ebben is part of the one-hundred men reinforcements from the Shadow Tower to arrive at the Fist of the First Men.[7] Before reaching the Fist, the Shadow Tower group is attacked by wildlings. Ebben questions the survivor and learns that wildlings have gathered in search of a great power in the Frostfangs, though his interrogation is too harsh and the prisoner dies.[7]

Ebben is later chosen by Qhorin Halfhand alongside Stonesnake, Squire Dalbridge, and Jon Snow to scout the Skirling Pass to search for wildlings.[7]

After the death of Dalbridge, Ebben is sent on with the remaining horses to ride as fast as he can to Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He is killed by a wildling scouting party commanded by Rattleshirt, his head kept as a prize and shown to Jon later. One of the spearwives notes that he died bravely.[8]

Quotes by Ebben

Man and boy I've served the Watch, and ranged as far as any. I've seen the bones of giants, and heard many a queer tale, but no more. I want to see them with my own eyes.[6]

—Ebben to Dalbridge

Quotes about Ebben

Ebben can make any man give up his secrets.[6]