Haldon Halfmaester by cloudninja9©
Haldon, called Haldon Halfmaester, is a healer and the tutor for Young Griff.
Appearance and Character
- See also: Images of Haldon
Haldon is clean-shaven with a lined, ascetic face, and wears his hair pulled back and tied in a knot behind his head. He has cool grey eyes. He studied at the Citadel but did not earn enough links to become a maester. Haldon is a patient teacher.
Haldon has the largest cabin on the Shy Maid. Its walls are lined with bookshelves and has bins for old parchments and scrolls and racks of ointments, herbs and potions. It is furnished with a bunk, writing desk, chair, stool, and cyvasse table.
A Dance with Dragons
Haldon meets Illyrio Mopatis's litter and escorts Tyrion Lannister to meet up with the rest of the party as they set sail to Volantis. Soon after meeting Haldon Tyrion realizes that he would do well to be careful around him.
During the journey on the river Rhoyne, Haldon plays cyvasse with Tyrion, who suggests that they play for secrets; Haldon is confident he will win. They play for three hours and it is implied that Haldon loses.[N 1]
After an attack by the stone men, Haldon checks Tyrion for greyscale by sticking a knife into Tyrion's toes and fingers. Griff sends him to Selhorys to investigate rumors that Yandry and Ysilla heard there, taking Tyrion with him. He lets Tyrion go to the whorehouse where Ser Jorah Mormont surprises Tyrion and takes him prisoner.
Haldon goes to Griffin's Roost with Griff, who is actually Jon Connington, and assumes the duties of the castle maester, as the previous maester was killed in the taking of the castle. He relays what he learns of the castle's letters to Jon.
A book can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands.—Haldon to Tyrion Lannister
The dead do not rise.—Haldon to the crew of the Shy Maid'
The Lannisters make enemies easily but have a harder time keeping friends.—Haldon to Jon Connington
- ↑ Haldon says Tyrion will defeat him with cyvasse "the day turtles crawl out my arse". Later Tyrion tells the other crew-members Haldon is feeling uncomfortable because "there are turtles crawling out his arse" (A Dance with Dragons, Tyrion IV).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 14, Tyrion IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 22, Tyrion VI.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 18, Tyrion V.