|The title of this article is conjecture based on information revealed in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and may be subject to change.
- "I need lessons in courtesy from you, bastard? Your mother would still be a milkmaid if I hadn't squirted you into her belly!"
- ―Walder Frey to his bastard son
Ryger Rivers is a minor character in the first season. He is played by guest star Bryan McCaugherty and only appears in "Baelor." Ryger Rivers is a bastard son of Lord Walder Frey, the head of House Frey and Lord of the Crossing.
Ryger is present when Catelyn Stark visits Lord Walder Frey to negotiate passage for her son's army across the trident. Like his trueborn half-brother, Stevron Frey, Ryger admonishes his father to remember his courtesies. Lord Frey dismisses his son and reminds him that he's a bastard born of a milkmaid.
|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|
and numerous mistresses
|Walder Frey||Joyeuse Frey|
|Stevron Frey||"Lame Lothar" Frey||Roslin Frey||Edmure Tully||"Black Walder" Rivers|
|Roose Bolton||"Fat Walda" Frey|
In the booksEdit
The character's name is not given in "Baelor", but his dialogue matches that of the character Ryger Rivers in the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Catelyn's chapter in the first book in which she enters the Twins to request that Lord Walder grant Robb's army passage over the river was the only point that Ryger Rivers has appeared in the narrative so far.
The dialogue in this scene matched the books fairly closely, describing Ryger as the bastard son of Walder and a woman who milked goats. He is described as being younger than Stevron Frey, who is 65 years old.
|Lord:||Lord Walder Frey||Heir:||Ser Stevron Frey|
|Seat:||The Twins · Riverrun||Lands:||Riverlands|
|Title(s):||Lord of the Crossing · Lord of Riverrun · Lord Paramount of the Trident|
|Current members:||Arwaya Frey · Derwa Frey · Freya Frey · Janeya Frey · Lothar Frey · Marianne Frey · Merry Frey · Neyela Frey · Olyvar Frey · Roslin Frey · Sarra Frey · Serra Frey · Shirei Frey · Walda Frey · "Fat Walda" Frey · Waldra Frey · Waldron Frey · Ryger Rivers · Black Walder Rivers|
|Deceased members:||Joyeuse Erenford|
|Household:||Malcolm · Talbot|
|Overlord:||House Baratheon of King's Landing|