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He later brings Robb and [[Catelyn Stark]] news of [[Winterfell]]'s fall at the hands of the turncloak [[Theon Greyjoy]]. He reports that there is no news of Robb's brothers, but that Ser [[Rodrik Cassel]] has been killed. An enraged Robb declares that he must return north to retake his castle and save his brothers, but Roose counters that they have the Lannisters on the retreat, and must continue their offensive. He tells the King that he can have his bastard son, [[Ramsay Snow]], muster several hundred men to retake Winterfell. Robb relents, but orders that the safety of his brothers is paramount. Robb insists that Theon must be brought to him alive so he can inquire as to why he betrayed the North, and execute him personally.<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref>
 
He later brings Robb and [[Catelyn Stark]] news of [[Winterfell]]'s fall at the hands of the turncloak [[Theon Greyjoy]]. He reports that there is no news of Robb's brothers, but that Ser [[Rodrik Cassel]] has been killed. An enraged Robb declares that he must return north to retake his castle and save his brothers, but Roose counters that they have the Lannisters on the retreat, and must continue their offensive. He tells the King that he can have his bastard son, [[Ramsay Snow]], muster several hundred men to retake Winterfell. Robb relents, but orders that the safety of his brothers is paramount. Robb insists that Theon must be brought to him alive so he can inquire as to why he betrayed the North, and execute him personally.<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref>
   
[[File:Stark Bannermen.jpg|thumb|Robb Stark and his bannermen in "[[A Man Without Honor]]".]]
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[[File:Robb Stark and Roose Bolton.jpg|thumb|Robb Stark and Roose Bolton make plans to Retake Winterfell in "[[A Man Without Honor]]".]]
 
After the [[Battle of the Yellow Fork]] Robb's bannermen gather to hear Queen Regent [[Cersei Lannister]]'s rejection of their peace terms. They complain that the prison cells are overflowing. Robb leaves the camp with a small force to negotiate the surrender of [[the Crag]].<ref>"[[A Man Without Honor]]"</ref> Catelyn releases [[Jaime Lannister]], enraging Robb and his bannermen and resulting in her being placed under guard. Roose meets with Robb to discuss the situation of Winterfell. Robb details a plan to offer mercy to Theon's men so that they will abandon him allowing them to retake the castle with minimal bloodshed. Roose is confident that it will work. Their discussion is interrupted by Talisa and Roose leaves them alone.<ref>"[[The Prince of Winterfell]]"</ref>
 
After the [[Battle of the Yellow Fork]] Robb's bannermen gather to hear Queen Regent [[Cersei Lannister]]'s rejection of their peace terms. They complain that the prison cells are overflowing. Robb leaves the camp with a small force to negotiate the surrender of [[the Crag]].<ref>"[[A Man Without Honor]]"</ref> Catelyn releases [[Jaime Lannister]], enraging Robb and his bannermen and resulting in her being placed under guard. Roose meets with Robb to discuss the situation of Winterfell. Robb details a plan to offer mercy to Theon's men so that they will abandon him allowing them to retake the castle with minimal bloodshed. Roose is confident that it will work. Their discussion is interrupted by Talisa and Roose leaves them alone.<ref>"[[The Prince of Winterfell]]"</ref>
   
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Roose Bolton.jpg|Roose Bolton confers with King Robb in "[[Garden of Bones]]"
 
Roose Bolton.jpg|Roose Bolton confers with King Robb in "[[Garden of Bones]]"
 
Roose.jpg|Roose Bolton's image in the HBO viewer guide.
 
Roose.jpg|Roose Bolton's image in the HBO viewer guide.
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"The high road is very pretty, but you'll have a hard time marching your army down it."
―Lord Roose Bolton to King Robb Stark[src]

Roose Bolton is a recurring character in the second season. He is played by Michael McElhatton and debuts in "Garden of Bones." Roose Bolton is the Lord of the Dreadfort and the head of House Bolton. He is fighting for Robb Stark in the War of the Five Kings.

Biography

Background

He is the head of House Bolton, a vassal family to House Stark of Winterfell. He is the Lord of the Dreadfort. Roose takes pride in his house sigil; the flayed man. Although torture is outlawed in the North his family are famous for flaying the skin from their enemies as a means of torture. Roose fought for Lord Eddard Stark in the civil war known as Robert's Rebellion and proved his worth as a soldier in the Battle of the Trident.[1]

Season 1

House Bolton banners were visible among Robb Stark's forces as they assembled at Winterfell and marched south to fight House Lannister following the imprisonment and execution of Lord Eddard Stark.[2][3] Robb is proclaimed King in the North by his bannermen following the death of Eddard, although Roose is not seen.[3]

Season 2

Roose fights for King Robb Stark in his decisive victory at the Battle of Oxcross. The following morning Roose reports that they killed five Lannister men for every casualty they suffered. He expresses concern over the volume of prisoners they have taken, saying that they are struggling to feed their own men. Robb insists that the prisoners be treated well and rejects Roose’s suggestion that they torture the officers, reminding him that the Bolton’s traditional practice of flaying their enemies is outlawed in the North. Roose warns Robb that the high road is pretty but difficult. Robb counters that he is treating his prisoners as he hopes the Lannisters will treat his sisters.[4]

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Lord Bolton proposes tasking his bastard with Winterfell's recapture.

They come across a nurse, Talisa Maegyr, and a silent sister treating a wounded Lannister soldier. The healer is preparing to amputate his leg to prevent a wound infection spreading. The soldier is begging her not to proceed but she insists on the necessity of amputation. Roose criticizes her spending time on the Lannister soldiers and she retorts that the Northmen are not her men. Robb helps to restrain the wounded man as she saws off his lower leg.[4]

He later brings Robb and Catelyn Stark news of Winterfell's fall at the hands of the turncloak Theon Greyjoy. He reports that there is no news of Robb's brothers, but that Ser Rodrik Cassel has been killed. An enraged Robb declares that he must return north to retake his castle and save his brothers, but Roose counters that they have the Lannisters on the retreat, and must continue their offensive. He tells the King that he can have his bastard son, Ramsay Snow, muster several hundred men to retake Winterfell. Robb relents, but orders that the safety of his brothers is paramount. Robb insists that Theon must be brought to him alive so he can inquire as to why he betrayed the North, and execute him personally.[5]

Robb Stark and Roose Bolton

Robb Stark and Roose Bolton make plans to Retake Winterfell in "A Man Without Honor".

After the Battle of the Yellow Fork Robb's bannermen gather to hear Queen Regent Cersei Lannister's rejection of their peace terms. They complain that the prison cells are overflowing. Robb leaves the camp with a small force to negotiate the surrender of the Crag.[6] Catelyn releases Jaime Lannister, enraging Robb and his bannermen and resulting in her being placed under guard. Roose meets with Robb to discuss the situation of Winterfell. Robb details a plan to offer mercy to Theon's men so that they will abandon him allowing them to retake the castle with minimal bloodshed. Roose is confident that it will work. Their discussion is interrupted by Talisa and Roose leaves them alone.[7]

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