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{{Quote|You knelt as boys; rise now, as men of the Night's Watch|'''Bowen''' to '''[[Samwell Tarly|Sam]]''' and '''[[Jon Snow|Jon]]'''|The Pointy End}}
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'''Bowen Marsh''' is a recurring character in the [[Season 1|first season]]. He is played by guest star [[Brian Fortune]] and debuts in "[[You Win or You Die]]." [[HBO]] announced Fortune as playing 'Night's Watch Officer', but according to the actor and other sources this is the same role as Bowen Marsh in the books. Bowen Marsh is the First Steward of the [[Night's Watch]].
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'''Bowen Marsh''' is a recurring character in the [[Season 5|fifth season]]. He will be played by [[Michael Condron]]. Bowen Marsh is the First Steward of the [[Night's Watch]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
Bowen Marsh is the First Steward of the [[Night's Watch]], based at [[Castle Black]]. He is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications.
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Bowen Marsh is the First Steward of the [[Night's Watch]], based at [[Castle Black]]. He is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications. He hails from [[House Marsh]], a noble [[crannogmen]] family of [[the Neck]] sworn to [[House Reed]].
 
===[[Season 1]]===
 
Bowen Marsh accompanies [[Jon Snow]] and [[Samwell Tarly]] into the [[Haunted Forest]] to witness them saying their oaths of loyalty to the Watch in front of a [[heart tree]]. He is among the first to congratulate them on entering the Watch, and is also present when [[Ghost]] returns with a corpse's hand in his mouth.<ref>"[[You Win or You Die]]"</ref> The party discover the corpses of [[Othor]] and [[Jafer Flowers]] and return them to Castle Black. He confirms Sam's discovery that the corpses do not smell, which is odd since they appear to have been dead for weeks.<ref>"[[The Pointy End]]"</ref>
 
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
{{Season One Appearances|7=yes|8=yes}}
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==Behind the scenes==
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During Season 1 it was believed that Fortune was playing [[Bowen Marsh]], and [[Dennis McKeever]] was playing Yarwyck, based on comments by Brian Fortune and McKeever's character delivering a line said by Yarwyck in the books. Neither of them were absolutely confirmed to be playing these characters, however, as their names were never stated in on-screen dialogue or in the credits. McKeever reappeared in Seasons [[Season 2|2]] and [[Season 3|3]] in a background role in the [[Great Ranging]], in which Yarwyck didn't partake. In [[Season 4]], Fortune's character was directly identified in on-screen dialogue as Yarwyck, and [[Michael Condron]] was subsequently cast as Marsh for [[Season 5]]. This establishes that Fortune's character should always be considered to have been Yarwyck, while McKeever was simply playing "[[Night's Watch Officer 2]]". While this might technically be a retcon, Season 1 never absolutely confirmed which characters these actors were playing, so it introduced no internal continuity errors.
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Marsh, nicknamed "the Old Pomegranate," is an important and senior figure in the Watch, reporting directly to Lord Commander [[Jeor Mormont]] and is just below him in the command hierarchy of the Watch. When Mormont and the rest of the Night's Watch ride out to investigate the [[wildling]] menace in the so-called "[[Great Ranging]]", he remains in command at Castle Black. Bowen Marsh hails from House Marsh, a noble house from [[the Neck]] sworn to House Reed.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Marsh, nicknamed "the Old Pomegranate," is an important and senior figure in the Watch, reporting directly to Lord Commander [[Jeor Mormont]] and is just below him in the command hierarchy of the Watch. When Mormont and the rest of the Night's Watch ride out to investigate the [[wildling]] menace in the so-called "[[Great Ranging]]", he remains in command at Castle Black. Though not explicitly stated, Bowen Marsh hails from House Marsh, a noble house from [[the Neck]] sworn to [[House Reed]].
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As the [[Wildling]]s advance to Castle Black, [[Mance Rayder]] sends raiding parties the to attack several areas of the Wall, in order to draw attention away from the main host and to draw away the defenders. Unfortunately, Marsh falls for the trick and takes most of the garrison from Castle Black. When [[Jon Snow]] returns, he finds that only forty-one men are left in the castle, most of them old, cripple and inexperienced.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Bowen_Marsh Bowen Marsh at A Wiki of Ice and Fire] (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
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* {{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
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Bowen Marsh is a recurring character in the fifth season. He will be played by Michael Condron. Bowen Marsh is the First Steward of the Night's Watch.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Bowen Marsh is the First Steward of the Night's Watch, based at Castle Black. He is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Night's Watch, dealing with issues of supplies, funding, logistics and communications. He hails from House Marsh, a noble crannogmen family of the Neck sworn to House Reed.

AppearancesEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

During Season 1 it was believed that Fortune was playing Bowen Marsh, and Dennis McKeever was playing Yarwyck, based on comments by Brian Fortune and McKeever's character delivering a line said by Yarwyck in the books. Neither of them were absolutely confirmed to be playing these characters, however, as their names were never stated in on-screen dialogue or in the credits. McKeever reappeared in Seasons 2 and 3 in a background role in the Great Ranging, in which Yarwyck didn't partake. In Season 4, Fortune's character was directly identified in on-screen dialogue as Yarwyck, and Michael Condron was subsequently cast as Marsh for Season 5. This establishes that Fortune's character should always be considered to have been Yarwyck, while McKeever was simply playing "Night's Watch Officer 2". While this might technically be a retcon, Season 1 never absolutely confirmed which characters these actors were playing, so it introduced no internal continuity errors.

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Marsh, nicknamed "the Old Pomegranate," is an important and senior figure in the Watch, reporting directly to Lord Commander Jeor Mormont and is just below him in the command hierarchy of the Watch. When Mormont and the rest of the Night's Watch ride out to investigate the wildling menace in the so-called "Great Ranging", he remains in command at Castle Black. Though not explicitly stated, Bowen Marsh hails from House Marsh, a noble house from the Neck sworn to House Reed.

As the Wildlings advance to Castle Black, Mance Rayder sends raiding parties the to attack several areas of the Wall, in order to draw attention away from the main host and to draw away the defenders. Unfortunately, Marsh falls for the trick and takes most of the garrison from Castle Black. When Jon Snow returns, he finds that only forty-one men are left in the castle, most of them old, cripple and inexperienced.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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