|Alias(es)||The Brute of Bracken|
Lord of the Stone Hedge
The Hedge Knight (appears)|
The Sworn Sword (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (mentioned)
Ser Otho Bracken, known as the Brute of Bracken, was a knight of House Bracken during the reign of kings Daeron II and Aerys I Targaryen. He was the second son of Lord Bracken of Stone Hedge.
After slaying Lord Quentyn Blackwood in 206 AC in a tourney at King's Landing, Otho became known as "the Brute of Bracken". Although he used a blunted longaxe, Otho struck Lord Quentyn so hard that he stove in his helm's visor and the face beneath.
Otho's older brother died in the Great Spring Sickness, which made Otho his father's new heir. In 211 AC, Otho's father was slowly dying, and Septon Sefton predicted that "The Blackwoods will never stomach the Brute of Bracken as a neighbor", insisting it would mean war. Early the following year, it was rumored at the wedding tourney at Whitewalls that Otho might come. He did not, however, and it was suggested that the tourney was "hardly worth the bother" for Otho. At the tourney, Ser Duncan the Tall overheard a discussion between Lord Gormon Peake and Ser Tommard Heddle, where the belief was expressed that Otho would have to follow the Blackfyre cause, once the Freys and Lothstons had joined it.
Duncan: Ser Otho, all know you for a great champion. Join us, I beg you. In the names of the old gods and the new. My cause is just.
Otho: That may be, but it is your cause, not mine. I know you not, boy.—Duncan the Tall and Otho