Orland of Oldtown

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Orland of Oldtown
Alias(es) Ormond of Oldtown[1]
Allegiance House Baratheon of King's Landing
Culture(s) Reach
Born Oldtown
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Orland of Oldtown,[2][3] also known as Ormond of Oldtown, is a singer. He is the royal harper and bard for House Baratheon of King's Landing.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

When King Robert I Baratheon comes to Winterfell to offer the position of Hand of the King to Lord Eddard Stark, a welcoming feast is held in the castle's Great Hall. A singer plays the high harp and recites a ballad, but Jon Snow, who is seated on a bench away from the royal platform, has difficulty hearing the music because of the many guests eating and conversing.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Mance Rayder tells Jon that Orland sang of dead kings beneath the sea during the feast at Winterfell.[2]

Orland is chosen to participate in the singers tourney at the royal wedding of King Joffrey I Baratheon and Lady Margaery Tyrell;[3] the boy king is poisoned during the wedding feast.[6]

References

  1. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
  4. The singer is called Orland in A Storm of Swords, Jon I and Tyrion IV, but he is listed as Ormond in the Appendix.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 5, Jon I.
  6. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.