Aemon Steelsong

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Aemon Steelsong
Alias Aemon Battleborn
the wildling prince
the little prince
Culture Free folk
Born In 300 AC, at near Castle Black
Book(s) A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Aemon Steelsong is the name to be given to the free folk son of Mance Rayder and his wife Dalla when he is two years of age.[1][2][3]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Dalla, the wife of the King-beyond-the-Wall, Mance Rayder, dies in childbirth during the battle beneath the Wall. He is dubbed the "wildling prince" and "the little prince" on account of his birth, and called "born-in-battle" for the moment of his birth by the men of Stannis Baratheon and the Night's Watch.[4]

A Feast for Crows

The infant is given to Gilly to nurse. By the design of Lord Commander Jon Snow the boy changes place with Gilly's babe. To protect him from Melisandre, the wildling prince is placed under the care of Gilly and Samwell Tarly and sent to Oldtown, while Gilly's babe remains at Castle Black. Gilly thinks of naming the wildling prince Aemon Battleborn or Aemon Steelsong when he is two years old, in honor of Maester Aemon.[1]

Once they arrive at Oldtown, Sam leaves Gilly and the boy aboard the Cinnamon Wind. Before going to the Citadel, he tells Gilly that he will arrange for horses and a wagon to take her and the baby to his mother, Melessa Florent, at Horn Hill.[5] Gilly is supposed to tell the Tarlys that the boy is the bastard son of Samwell.


Man of the
Night's Watch
Free folk