A Song of Ice and Fire: Peril at King's Landing and Beyond
Lord Alfric Dannet
The Head of House Dannet
The lord of House Dannett is Alfric Dannett, many years a widower. He was a sworn sword to his eldest brother, Sofred, and a stalwart warrior in his day, but now Alfric is a withered shadow of his former self. Steeped in loss, Alfric watched his six brothers die around him during the Rebellion and held his eldest brother’s head in his lap as a maester strove to pull an arrow from the gory pit of Sofred’s eye. His brother’s gurgling cries were more animal than human at the end, and Alfric felt relief when Sofred finally gasped out his last breath.
His other brothers fell as well. Sandor Clegane’s own blade cut down one brother (an act Alfric secretly harbors hopes to avenge someday). Another brother was spitted on a Lannister spear, and another died from a mere scratch that turned gangrenous. One more toppled from the keep’s battlements and smashed like an egg on the helms of the men below, and a traitor’s knife killed his youngest brother.
Even after the Rebellion, the gods weren’t through with Alfric. His wife perished when a portion of the damaged keep collapsed on her and several of her ladies in waiting, leaving him to raise their daughter and son alone. To people outside the family, Alfric’s trials and tragedies appear to have hardened him.
Lord Dannet also came into conflict with House Turner over a land dispute and the divergence of a river to irrigate Dannett Farmlands. His health has also been poor for a while.