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Othell Yarwyck is a recurring character in the first, second and third seasons. He is played by guest star Dennis McKeever and debuts in "You Win or You Die." Othell Yarwyck is a senior member of the Night's Watch.



Othell Yarwyck is First Builder of the Night's Watch and a member of House Yarwyck, a noble house of the Westerlands sworn to Casterly Rock. He is based at Castle Black and is tasked with organizing the builders in maintaining the wall and the castles belonging to the Watch.

Season 1

Yarwyck is present for the induction of the new recruits at Castle Black. He calls for the builders after the Lord Commander's speech.[1] He is also present (but does not speak) when the bodies of Othor and Jafer Flowers are returned to Castle Black.[2]

Season 2

Yarwyck takes part in Lord Commander Mormont's Great Ranging. He is among the officers that takes shelter inside Craster's Keep and is present when Mormont speaks with Craster about Mance Rayder's actions and plans.[3] The Night's Watch are forced to move on when Jon Snow is caught spying on Craster leaving a newborn son in the woods.[4]

Season 3

Yarwyck survives the White Walkers' attack against the Night's Watch camp atop the Fist of the First Men and joins the survivors' march to Craster's Keep.[5]


Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End * Baelor Fire and Blood
Season Two appearances
The North Remembers * The Night Lands * What is Dead May Never Die * Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis
Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment * And Now His Watch is Ended * Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

* - Uncredited appearances

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Yarwyck is also present for the induction of the recruits and has the same single word line. However, he doesn't take part in the Great Ranging beyond the Wall.

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