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Tomard is a minor character in the first season. He is played by guest star Phil Dixon and only appears in "You Win or You Die". Tomard is a guard sworn to House Stark.


Season 1Edit

He accompanies Eddard Stark south to King's Landing when he becomes Hand of the King, and is usually seen guarding him with Jory Cassel. He is with Eddard when Renly Baratheon brings news of Robert Baratheon's hunting injury. Eddard instructs Tomard to hand deliver a letter to Stannis Baratheon. Tomard is not present when Eddard and the majority of his guard are killed.[1] He escapes from the capital and successfully delivers the letter, and he is one of very few if any to have survived the Massacre in the Red Keep, where the entire Stark Household in King's Landing was obliterated.


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

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Tomard is nicknamed Fat Tom. He is easily fooled and prone to stating the obvious. He becomes the Captain of Eddard Stark's personal guard, following the death of Jory Cassel and the departure of Jory's replacement Alyn with Lord Beric Dondarrion. As in the show, he is entrusted to deliver a letter to Stannis Baratheon, but is explicitly told to do so during a sea journey North with Eddard's daughters. Unlike in the show, he is killed along with the majority of the guards when Eddard is betrayed by the Littlefinger in the Throne Room. The letter is taken from his body, and later presented to Sansa Stark as an evidence to her father's alleged treason. As the letter is successfully delivered to Stannis Baratheon in the show, Tomard is not killed and remains alive in the TV continuity. His destination after he completes his assignment is unknown.

See alsoEdit


v  d  e
Lord: King Jon Snow Heir:
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord of Winterfell

Pre-secession: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North

Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark
Current members:Sansa Stark · Arya Stark · Bran Stark · Benjen Stark
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · King Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark
Household:{Maester Luwin} · {Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · Jeyne Poole · {Septa Mordane} · {Old Nan} · {Hodor} · Farlen · Mikken · {Osha} · Meera Reed · {Jojen Reed} · Brienne of Tarth · Podrick Payne · Davos Seaworth

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