A "wandering crow" is a recruiter for the Night's Watch. Members of the black brothers are sometimes called crows, and their recruiters are allowed to travel the Seven Kingdoms seeking new members.
The decline in prestige of the Night's Watch has led to fewer members of the nobility agreeing to join. Wandering crows thus have had more success convincing those of lesser means to take the black, including youths, and they also seek recruits from dungeons with the approval of authorities.
Known wandering crows
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Night's Watch.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 44, Sansa III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 32, Arya III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 1, Arya I.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell I.