Ser Gendry, also known as Ser Gendry of the Hollow Hill and Gendry the Bull, is a knight from King's Landing, and an unrecognized bastard of Robert Baratheon. He grew up in a blacksmith's forge and became an apprentice blacksmith, with no desire to do anything but. He was visited by Jon Arryn and Eddard Stark as each man began to piece together the truth of Cersei Lannister's incestuous relationship with her brother Jaime. In A Clash of Kings, Gendry goes on the road with Yoren to the Wall to escape Cersei, who is attempting to kill all of Robert's bastards so that no one will notice the differences between Robert's children and her three offspring, all of whom were born of her incest.
Gendry befriends Arya Stark on the way to the Wall, and the two of them go to Harrenhal together. They eventually escape, along with another friend called Hot Pie, and make their way across the continent. Gendry and Arya are taken by the Brotherhood without Banners, and there Gendry stays to be a blacksmith. At the end of A Feast for Crows, Gendry is living in the crossroads inn with several other children, still in the employ of the brotherhood and a believer in the Lord of Light.