Paxter Redwyne by Lukasz Jaskolski © Fantasy Flight Games
Lord of the Arbor|
Master of ships
|Born||In or before 269 AC|
|Father||Son of Runceford Redwyne|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Mina Tyrell|
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)|
A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
Paxter Redwyne is the Lord of the Arbor and head of House Redwyne. He is married to his cousin, Mina Tyrell, the sister of his liege lord, Mace Tyrell; he is thus twice a nephew of the Queen of Thorns, Olenna Redwyne. Paxter and Mina have two sons, Ser Horas and Ser Hobber, and a daughter, Desmera.
- See also: Images of Paxter Redwyne
Paxter is stooped of shoulder, thin, and balding with only a few orange tufts of hair remaining.
Following the lead of his liege lord, Mace Tyrell, Paxter remained loyal to the Targaryens during Robert's Rebellion. During the year-long siege of Storm's End, the Redwyne fleet blockaded Shipbreaker Bay to prevent Stannis Baratheon from being resupplied by sea. Paxter and Mace feasted outside Storm's End while the Baratheon garrison starved. The siege was nearly successful, but Storm's End was resupplied when the smuggler Davos slipped through the Redwyne blockade. Following the defeat of the Targaryens through the Battle of the Trident and the Sack of King's Landing, Paxter swore fealty to the new king, Robert I Baratheon, when Lord Eddard Stark arrived to break the siege.
A Clash of Kings
With Horas and Hobber held hostage by Queen Cersei Lannister, Lord Paxter is the only Tyrell bannerman who does not declare for Renly Baratheon for fear of his sons' lives. However, following Renly's death, Lord Petyr Baelish suggests they send Hobber to Paxter as a gesture of goodwill. Petyr believes Paxter would not want Stannis Baratheon on the Iron Throne considering Paxter besieged him at Storm's End during the War of the Usurper.
A Storm of Swords
Paxter serves on the small council of King Joffrey I Baratheon. At Joffrey's royal wedding, Paxter gives him a scale model of a ship being built on the Arbor that will be named King Joffrey's Valor after the king. Following Joffrey's assassination, Paxter is called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion Lannister. He tells of how he heard Tyrion threaten the king.
A Feast for Crows
Paxter attends the wedding of King Tommen I Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell. Later, he is sent to command Tommen's forces at the siege of Dragonstone, where he intends to take the castle bloodlessly by either starving out the defenders or creating a breach in the walls through mining, forcing the defenders to surrender and reducing Stannis's last stronghold in the south. Queen Cersei later sends Ser Loras Tyrell of the Kingsguard to take command, who leads a reckless storming of the stronghold in an effort to free up the Redwyne fleet to fight the ironborn in the Reach.
A Dance with Dragons
After the arrest of Queen Cersei by the High Sparrow, Lord Paxter is given a seat at the small council and made master of ships and lord admiral by Ser Kevan Lannister, the new Lord Regent. Paxter and his Redwyne fleet are last reported as passing Dorne during their voyage back to the Arbor.
- See the Paxter Redwyne calculation.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 39, Eddard X.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 36, Tyrion VIII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.