Squirrel by Amuelia ©
|Born||beyond the Wall|
|Died||In 300 AC, Winterfell|
|Book||A Dance with Dragons (appears)|
Squirrel is a spearwife of the free folk.
Appearance and Character
Squirrel has mousy brown hair. She always walks soft-footed.
The spearwife gained her name because of her natural climbing skills.
Squirrel was twelve when she first climbed the Wall with her brother to raid in the Seven Kingdoms.
A Dance with Dragons
Squirrel accompanies Mance Rayder along with five other spearwives to Winterfell on a mission to free "Arya Stark" (the girl is actually Jeyne Poole), who is to wed Ramsay Bolton. Mance disguises himself as "Abel", a singer, and the six spearwives pretend to be his mother, wife, two daughters, and two sisters, who perform the instruments with him. Squirrel is said to be one of the daughters. Abel and the spearwives play at the wedding feast.
After several men-at-arms and squires are found dead at Winterfell, Theon Greyjoy disbelieves the spearwives' claims of innocence. They later enlist the help of a reluctant and fearful Theon in freeing Jeyne. The six spearwives, disguised as maids and accompanied by Theon, walk into Jeyne's room under the pretext of bringing hot water so Jeyne can have a bath. Squirrel switches clothes with Jeyne so the girl can leave disguised as a maid with the other five. Squirrel is then to climb down the tower once they are gone.
According to a letter Ramsay sends to Jon Snow at Castle Black, Mance has been captured and now wears the skins of the six women who accompanied him to Winterfell.
I was twelve the first time my brother took me raiding south o' your Wall. That's where I got my name. My brother said I looked like a squirrel running up a tree. I've done that Wall six times since, over and back again. I think I can climb down some stone tower.—Squirrel to Theon Greyjoy
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Squirrel.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 51, Theon I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.