Brienne Tarth, commonly known as Brienne of Tarth, is the eldest surviving child and the heir of Lord Selwyn Tarth. She serves as a member of the Rainbow Guard under King Renly Baratheon. After his death she comes into the service of Catelyn Stark.


Brienne is unfeminine and unattractive. She is over six feet tall and muscular, with long straw-colored hair. Her face is covered in freckles, and her teeth are uneven and crooked. She has big lips, and a frequently broken nose. Her eyes, however, are beautiful and blue.


She was born in Evenfall Hall on the island of Tarth. Her father is Lord Selwyn Tarth, and all of her siblings are dead.


A Feast for CrowsEdit

Brienne embarks on her quest to find Sansa. She leaves King's Landing and travels along the Rosby Road, asking anyone she sees if they have seen her. She stops off at Rosby, and eventually meets Ser Illifer and Ser Creighton Longbough. She realizes, after a conversation with Ser Shadrich, that she is not the only one hunting for Sansa.

Brienne arrives at Duskendale, having abandoned her travelling companions at the Old Stone Bridge inn. she talks with Ser Rufus Leek and the Maester of the Dun Fort, asking about Ser Dontos Hollard. She later encounters Podrick Payne on the road to Maidenpool, initially mistaking him for Shadrich. Whilst in Duskendale she has a woman paint over the shield of House Lothston, replacing it with a sigil she remembers from the armory of Evenfall Hall. The new sigil appears to be that of Ser Duncan the Tall.