|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
Walder Rivers is a minor character in the first season. He is played by guest star Bryan McCaugherty and only appears in "Baelor." Ser Walder Rivers is a bastard son of Lord Walder Frey, the head of House Frey and Lord of the Crossing.
Ser Walder 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, Walder 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|
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Ser Walder Rivers is the eldest and most prominent of Lord Walder Frey's bastard offspring. He is a gruff, dour man with grey hair. Though not a trueborn Frey, he is often put in positions of responsibility for the house due to his strong reputation as a warrior. His personal coat of arms is a silver-grey castle on blue - the colors of House Frey reversed - beneath a red bend sinister.
The lines spoken in the episode, however, fit part of the dialogue spoken in A Game of Thrones by another of Lord Frey's baseborn children, Ryger Rivers, who is described as being young and whose mother milked goats.
- Walder Rivers at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
- Ryger Rivers at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)
|Lord:||Lord Walder Frey||Heir:||Ser Stevron Frey|
|Seat:||The Twins · Riverrun||Lands:||Riverlands|
|Title(s):||Lord of the Crossing · Lord of Riverrun|
|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|