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"Tarth, Tarth. Crescent moon, some starbursts. Lord Selwyn Tarth. Your father?"
―Jaime Lannister to Brienne[src]

Selwyn Tarth is an unseen character in the second season. He is indirectly mentioned in the third episode of the second season. Selwyn Tarth is the Lord of Evenfall Hall and the head of House Tarth. He is the father of the warrior-woman Brienne of Tarth. After the outbreak of the War of the Five Kings, Lord Selwyn declared for Renly Baratheon and sent Brienne to join his army.



Selwin Tarth is the Lord of Evenfall Hall and the head of House Tarth, a vassal house of House Baratheon of Storm's End. He is the ruler of Tarth, an island located in Shipbreaker Bay in the Stormlands. His daughter Brienne is an accomplished warrior.

Season 2

After Brienne defeats Loras Tyrell in single combat, King Renly is impressed by the warrior-woman's prowess and states that she is everything her father said she was and more.[1] When Jaime Lannister meets Brienne for the first time, he spends a moment trying to recall Tarth, then remembers that its lord is her father, Selwyn of House Tarth.[2]

Season 3

When the captured Brienne is about to be raped by Locke and then by his men, Jaime successfully stops them by promising Lord Selwyn Tarth would pay a high ransom for his only surviving child's return, but only if Brienne's honor remains "unbesmirched." Locke agrees and calls off his men before they can rape Brienne.[3]

In the Books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Selwyn Tarth is described as a good man of fifty-four years old. Also known as "The Evenstar", he is a widower remembered by Brienne as having a new woman every year.

Brienne's father is first mentioned in "What is Dead May Never Die", but isn't referred to by name until "The Prince of Winterfell".

See also


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Lord: Lord Selwyn Tarth Heir: Brienne of Tarth
Seat: Evenfall Hall Lands: Tarth
Title(s): Lord of Evenfall Hall
Current members:Endrew Tarth

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