Alyn Cockshaw

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Alyn Cockshaw

Title(s) Lord
Allegiance House Cockshaw
House Blackfyre
Died In 211 ACWhitewalls
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (appears)

Lord Alyn Cockshaw was the head of House Cockshaw during the reign of Aerys I Targaryen.[1]

Character and Appearance

Alyn had a pudgy face with dark blond hair.[1]

Alyn had a close relationship with Daemon II Blackfyre.[2] He was very jealous when Daemon paid attention to other men. According to Daemon, Alyn "grows tiresome when he drinks".[1]


Alyn Cockshaw was a childhood friend of Daemon II Blackfyre. He and Daemon were bullied by Daemon's older brothers. He wept when Daemon went into exile after the First Blackfyre Rebellion.[1]

Alyn was ecstatic at Daemon's return to Westeros in 211 AC. He was part of the conspiracy to start the Second Blackfyre Rebellion at the Whitewalls tourney. Alyn hoped to become the Lord Commander of Daemon's Kingsguard.[1]

Alyn Cockshaw first encountered Duncan the Tall while part of Gormon Peake's entourage on the way to Whitewalls, accompanying Ser John the Fiddler (Daemon in disguise). He did not care for Dunk and was jealous every time "John" approached him. During the Whitewalls tourney, Alyn was unhorsed by Ser Glendon Flowers, and his mood towards hedge knights took an even darker turn.

Alyn arranged for Ser Uthor Underleaf to kill Dunk "accidentally" in a tourney joust. However, Dunk survived the blow to his head, much to Alyn's dismay. After Egg went missing at the tourney, Alyn convinced Dunk to follow him if he wanted to find his squire. Alyn lured Dunk to a well, where he intended to kill him. Duncan foiled his plan, and instead it was Alyn who fell into the well. He was left to drown there by Dunk and Ser Maynard Plumm, who had seen the entire episode.[1]


Daemon's mine.

- Alyn Cockshaw, to Duncan the Tall [1]

I wept when Bittersteel carried him off to exile, and again when Lord Peake told me he was coming home. But then he saw you upon the road, and forgot that I existed.

—- Alyn Cockshaw, to Duncan the Tall [1]

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