|Allegiance||House Baratheon of King's Landing|
Checkered blue and white, on a black fess three golden eyes|
(Chequy azure and argent, on a fess sable three eyes or)
Appearance and Character
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Ser Jaime Lannister spots Tallad practicing at quintain in the yard of the Red Keep, and the sandbag thumps him in the head. On another occasion young Tommen asks to have a turn when Tallad is practicing. Cersei, the Queen Regent, briefly considers naming him master-at-arms for the Red Keep.
Ser Osmund Kettleblack tells Cersei that Tallad is interested in Elinor and Alla Tyrell. Tallad, now a household knight, shows the party of Margaery and Tommen how to fight with a staff during a trip to the kingswood. When the party returns to the capital, Cersei spots Tallad accompanying Alla.
During his torture, the Blue Bard is forced to list those he claims to have been Queen Margaery's secret lovers, including Ser Tallad. Cersei has an arrest warrant signed for Tallad as part of her plans to remove Margaery. The knight wounds three gold cloaks when they come to arrest him, but he is overwhelmed and consigned to the dungeons.
A Dance with Dragons
Bronn: Who's the boy in the checkered blue surcoat with the three eyes on his shield?
Tyrion: Some hedge knight. Tallad, he names himself. Why?Bronn: He's the best of them. But watch him, he falls into a rhythm, delivering the same strokes in the same order each time he attacks. That will be the death of him, the day he faces me.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Tallad.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houseless Hedge Knights
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 58, Tyrion VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 39, Cersei IX.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.