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|“||Don't it make you jealous, old man? To see me with all these young wives and you with no one to warm your bed?||„|
|~ Craster taunting Lord Commander Mormont.|
Craster is a character from A Song Of Ice And Fire and Game Of Thrones. He is a wildling master of Craster's Keep, located beyond the Wall. Despite his unsavory reputation, he was regarded as friend to the Night's Watch. He is also the only known person in the whole universe of Ice and Fire to have White Walkers for sons. In the television series, he serves as the secondary antagonist of the Night's Watch storyline during Seasons 2 and 3.
He was portrayed by Robert Pugh.
Craster's father was a man of the Night's Watch and his mother was a wildling woman from the village of Whitetree. His father abandoned his mother after Craster was conceived, and when his mother tried to bring him to Castle Black, she was chased off by members of the Watch. His father's name is never mentioned.
Craster had a keep in the Far North, where he lived with his nineteen wives, many of whom were his own daughters, including Gilly, Dyah, Ferny, and Nella as any sons he had were sacrificed to the White Walkers.
A Clash of Kings
Craster begrudgingly allowed the Night's Watch to stay at his keep overnight during their ranging beyond the Wall. He provided Lord Commander Mormont with the missing information on the location of Mance Rayder, he also claimed not to have seen Benjen Stark for three years. Craster was offered escort south to the Wall, but refused.
A Storm of Swords
Following the Battle of the Fist of the First Men, Craster allowed the survivors of the attack, to stay overnight at his keep. This time, several members of the Watch, already mutinous, believed that Craster was holding back of food and aid to the men. During the farewell feast, he gave for a mutiny erupted during which both Craster and Lord Commander Mormont were killed. Craster was eventually killed by Karl Tanner.