Jeor Mormont, Old Bear
|World of Westeros - People|
|Monday, 31 May 2010 22:07|
13th Level (Man-at-arms 2 / Noble 4 / Commander 3 / Night’s Watch Steward 4) - Deceased
Jeor Mormont is Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and leader of the black brothers at Castle Black. He is a gruff old man with an immense bald head. His jaw is fringed with a shaggy grey beard, and his eyes are dark and intelligent, giving him an intimidating presence.
Though he is old, Mormont is still strong and hardy, able to lead the men of the Night’s Watch into battle if need be. As Lord Commander, Mormont is responsible for protecting the Seven Kingdoms from the threats that may come over the Wall. His time is
Mormont is wise and cunning, both practical and willing to listen to any man who serves under him, no matter how experienced or green. He picks Jon Snow to be his personal steward, grooming the lad to eventually assume a position of authority within the Night’s Watch. It is unknown what circumstances led Mormont to take the black, but he was later shamed when his son and heir, Ser Jorah Mormont, disgraced their house by selling slaves.
When Ser Jorah fled Bear Island in exile, he left behind the family sword, Longclaw. Mormont gave the blade to Jon as a token of his respect and thanks for saving his life. He has a pet raven that he keeps for company rather than for messages. It often caws words aloud, sometimes repeating words from a conversation, sometimes offering unpredictable insight. House Mormont’s sigil is a black bear, and it is for this (along with his temperament and fierceness) that he is called the Old Bear.