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|Alias||Selwyn of Tarth|
|Born||In 245 AC or 246 AC|
Selwyn Tarth, or Selywn of Tarth, is the Lord of Tarth, Lord of Evenfall, and the head of House Tarth. Known as the Evenstar, Selwyn has one remaining child, his daughter and heir, Brienne.
Selwyn is said to be a good man.
After the death of his wife, Selwyn took a new mistress every year. He kept a singer every year of Brienne's childhood, allowing her to memorize all the songs.
Selwyn tried to wed Brienne to the second son of Lord Bryen Caron, Ser Ronnet Connington, and Ser Humfrey Wagstaff, but all betrothals failed. Lord Tarth allowed his master-at-arms, Ser Goodwin, to train Brienne.
Selwyn hosted Renly Baratheon at Evenfall Hall when the Lord Paramount of the Stormlands came of age.
A Clash of Kings
When Ser Davos Seaworth is sent to ask after the allegiance of the stormlords, Lord Selwyn only agrees to a midnight meeting in a grove. The Evenstar informs Davos of his refusal to join Stannis Baratheon.
Selwyn's daughter, Brienne of Tarth, supports Stannis's brother, Renly Baratheon. During the siege of Storm's End, Renly claims he is supported by Tarth arrows.
A Storm of Swords
Brienne is captured by the Brave Companions and brought to Harrenhal, where Qyburn sends a raven to Tarth demanding a ransom. Lord Selwyn responds by offering three hundred dragons for Brienne's safe return. Vargo Hoat rejects the offer, however, believing Selwyn is trying to cheat him by withholding sapphires.
A Feast for Crows
Lord Randyll Tarly ridicules Brienne and advises her to return to her father at Tarth. After being captured by the brotherhood without banners, Brienne claims that Selwyn will ransom her squire, Podrick Payne.
Jaime: Do you have any siblings, my lady?
Brienne: No. I was my father's only s—child.Jaime: Son, you meant to say. Does he think of you as a son? You make a queer sort of daughter, to be sure.
As for you, my lady, it is said that your father is a good man. If so, I pity him. Some men are blessed with sons, some with daughters. No man deserves to be cursed with such as you.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 1, Jaime I.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ See the Selwyn Tarth calculation.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Brienne Tarth.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 25, Brienne V.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 42, Brienne VIII.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Prologue.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime II.