A Game of ThronesEdit
Desmond accompanies Lord Eddard Stark to pass judgement on Gared, a deserter from the Night's Watch. he is present when Robb Stark discovers the Direwolf Mother and is commanded by Eddard to gather up the pups after Jon Snow convinces him to take them back to Winterfell.
Desmond stands guard outside the chambers of Catelyn Stark after the feast celebrating the arrival of King Robert Baratheon. It is he who asks Ned for permission to admit Maester Luwin, who is bringing a message for Catelyn.