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==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' novels, Barbrey Ryswell is the head of House Dustin and the widow of Lord Willam Dustin, who fought alongside [[Ned Stark]] during [[Robert's Rebellion]]. Lord [[Roose Bolton]] was married to her late eldest sister, Bethany. It isn't clear if William left an heir, because Lady Barbrey continues to rule House Dustin in his name. She usually leads House Dustin to act in concert with House Ryswell, which is still ruled by her own father Rodrik Ryswell.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Barbrey Ryswell is the head of House Dustin and the widow of Lord Willam Dustin, who fought alongside [[Ned Stark]] during [[Robert's Rebellion]]. Lord [[Roose Bolton]] was married to her late eldest sister, Bethany. It isn't clear if Willam left an heir, because Lady Barbrey continues to rule House Dustin in his name. She usually leads House Dustin to act in concert with House Ryswell, which is still ruled by her own father Rodrik Ryswell.
   
Lady Dustin holds a grudge against Eddard Stark, even after his demise, for not bringing her husband's bones north with him so she could bury him at his ancestral home.
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Lady Dustin has wrinkles around her mouth and eyes, but she is still tall, unbent and handsome. Her hair is equal parts brown and grey, wearing it tied behind her head in a widow's knot. She usually dresses all in black, but she sometimes accentuates her attire with vair. While she is intelligent, she has grown into a bitter woman over the years, among other things due to her husband's death.
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In her youth, Lady Dustin was infatuated with [[Brandon Stark (Son of Rickard)|Brandon Stark]], who took her maidenhead. She claims Brandon never wanted to marry [[Catelyn Tully]] and that the match was made when Lord [[Rickard Stark]]'s [[maester]], Walys, put the idea in Rickard's head. Lady Dustin is extremely distrustful of maesters in general and refers to them as grey rats.
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Lady Dustin was quite fond of her nephew [[Domeric Bolton|Domeric]], and as such loathes [[Ramsay Snow]] openly, whom she suspects had a hand in the former's death. Ramsay dislikes Lady Dustin and has malicious intentions toward her, but his father forbids him to harm her, as after the [[Red Wedding]], she is one of the few truly loyal vassals [[House Bolton]] has.
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Lady Dustin holds a grudge against Eddard Stark, even after his demise, for not bringing her husband's bones north with him so she could bury him at his ancestral home. She states that "All my favorite Starks are dead".
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Lady Dustin is one of the guests at Ramsay's wedding. She, not Ramsay, tells Theon he should give [[Jeyne Poole|the bride]] away because he is the closest thing she has for a brother. It is unclear whether Lady Dustin is aware of "Arya Stark"'s true identity, but if she suspects the ruse, she is wise enough to keep her doubts to herself.
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Lady Dustin has a keen sense of observation: during the wedding, she notices that Roose does not touch any of the meals or the drinks, unless Lord Manderly tastes them first. She knows well that Lord Manderly would have turned against the Boltons and Freys had he been brave enough, and that many of the other guests who lost their kin at the Red Wedding - the Umbers, Hornwoods, Flints, Cerwyns, Tallharts, Slates - would have done the same, since "the north remembers".
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Some time after the wedding, Lady Dustin and Reek go down to the crypts. There she reveals to him why she hates the Starks, and warns him not to repeat what she said. They notice that several swords are missing from the statues (taken by Bran and his escorts), but they cannot guess the reason.
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Lady Dustin disapproves of Ramsay's cruelty toward his wife, claiming that "Lady Arya’s sobs do us more harm than all of Lord Stannis’s swords and spears. If the Bastard means to remain Lord of Winterfell, he had best teach his wife to laugh". She is also, like many of the northern Houses, contemptuous of Roose's allies in House Frey, as a large number of the soldiers she sent with Robb Stark died at the Red Wedding.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://awoiaf.westeros.org:8080/index.php/Barbrey_Dustin Barbrey Dustin at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
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Barbrey Dustin
Season(s) 2
Mentioned in "A Man Without Honor"
Titles Lady of Barrowton
Status Alive
Origin The Rills
Allegiance House Dustin - by marriage
House Ryswell - by birth
Culture Northmen
"My mother served Lady Dustin for many years, my lord."
Arya Stark to Tywin Lannister[src]

Barbrey Dustin, née Ryswell, is an unseen character mentioned in the second season.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Barbrey Dustin is a member of House Ryswell by birth and House Dustin by marriage. She is the Lady of Barrowton.

Season 2Edit

When Tywin Lannister calls out Arya Stark on her speech not being like that of a lowborn, she lies saying that her mother was a handmaid to Lady Dustin and taught her how to speak properly.[1]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Barbrey Ryswell is the head of House Dustin and the widow of Lord Willam Dustin, who fought alongside Ned Stark during Robert's Rebellion. Lord Roose Bolton was married to her late eldest sister, Bethany. It isn't clear if Willam left an heir, because Lady Barbrey continues to rule House Dustin in his name. She usually leads House Dustin to act in concert with House Ryswell, which is still ruled by her own father Rodrik Ryswell.

Lady Dustin has wrinkles around her mouth and eyes, but she is still tall, unbent and handsome. Her hair is equal parts brown and grey, wearing it tied behind her head in a widow's knot. She usually dresses all in black, but she sometimes accentuates her attire with vair. While she is intelligent, she has grown into a bitter woman over the years, among other things due to her husband's death.

In her youth, Lady Dustin was infatuated with Brandon Stark, who took her maidenhead. She claims Brandon never wanted to marry Catelyn Tully and that the match was made when Lord Rickard Stark's maester, Walys, put the idea in Rickard's head. Lady Dustin is extremely distrustful of maesters in general and refers to them as grey rats.

Lady Dustin was quite fond of her nephew Domeric, and as such loathes Ramsay Snow openly, whom she suspects had a hand in the former's death. Ramsay dislikes Lady Dustin and has malicious intentions toward her, but his father forbids him to harm her, as after the Red Wedding, she is one of the few truly loyal vassals House Bolton has.

Lady Dustin holds a grudge against Eddard Stark, even after his demise, for not bringing her husband's bones north with him so she could bury him at his ancestral home. She states that "All my favorite Starks are dead".

Lady Dustin is one of the guests at Ramsay's wedding. She, not Ramsay, tells Theon he should give the bride away because he is the closest thing she has for a brother. It is unclear whether Lady Dustin is aware of "Arya Stark"'s true identity, but if she suspects the ruse, she is wise enough to keep her doubts to herself.

Lady Dustin has a keen sense of observation: during the wedding, she notices that Roose does not touch any of the meals or the drinks, unless Lord Manderly tastes them first. She knows well that Lord Manderly would have turned against the Boltons and Freys had he been brave enough, and that many of the other guests who lost their kin at the Red Wedding - the Umbers, Hornwoods, Flints, Cerwyns, Tallharts, Slates - would have done the same, since "the north remembers".

Some time after the wedding, Lady Dustin and Reek go down to the crypts. There she reveals to him why she hates the Starks, and warns him not to repeat what she said. They notice that several swords are missing from the statues (taken by Bran and his escorts), but they cannot guess the reason.

Lady Dustin disapproves of Ramsay's cruelty toward his wife, claiming that "Lady Arya’s sobs do us more harm than all of Lord Stannis’s swords and spears. If the Bastard means to remain Lord of Winterfell, he had best teach his wife to laugh". She is also, like many of the northern Houses, contemptuous of Roose's allies in House Frey, as a large number of the soldiers she sent with Robb Stark died at the Red Wedding.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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