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Appearance and Character
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A Storm of Swords
Iron Emmett comes to Castle Black from Eastwatch-by-the-Sea and takes part in the election of the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. While at Castle Black, he trains with Jon Snow and is able to best his future Lord Commander in several training sessions. During one sparring, Halder and Horse come to Emmett's aid when a distracted Jon does not notice that Emmett has yielded.
A Feast for Crows
Emmett is the new master-at-arms at Castle Black.
A Dance with Dragons
Jon oversees Iron Emmett's training sessions with the new recruits Horse and Hop-Robin, noting that although Cotter Pyke was upset at losing Eastwatch's best swordsman, Emmett is a natural teacher who knows how to train men how to fight and loves doing it.
Emmett is one of the men brought by Jon to escort Janos Slynt out of Castle Black to carry out his duties as garrison commander of Greyguard. Jon orders Janos to be hanged when he refuses to obey, however, Emmett chokes Janos into submission when he attempts to escape. Emmett kicks Janos to his knees and places his head on the chopping block when Jon orders Janos be beheaded instead.
Jon eventually names Emmett commander of Long Barrow, where Jon sends the free folk spearwives. Jon names Leathers as Emmett's replacement as master-at-arms. Dolorous Edd mentions to Jon that Emmett has begun bedding Black Maris, one of the spearwives.
Quotes by Emmett
—Emmett to Jon Snow
Quotes about Emmett
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 79, Jon XII.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 3, Jon I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 28, Jon VI.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 39, Jon VIII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.