Adventures of Spearpoint, Book 3
Benfred Tallhart (Slain)
Benfred Tallhart was the eldest son and heir of Ser Helman Tallhart, the head of House Tallhart.
Benfred is a tall boy, noisy and abrupt, described as a “a big, bluff, loud boy” , with a thick neck.
During his visits to Winterfell, he was often found in the company of Robb Stark and Theon Greyjoy. He was slain by Ironmen at the Stony Shore.
Excited by Robb Stark’s success during the War of the Five Kings, he surrounds himself with a troop of young men, of whom the oldest isn’t nineteen, and calls themselves “young wolves”. Leobald Tallhart mocks them by calling them “young rabbits”, but they circumvent the name taking the name of “Wild Hares.” They scour the country, rabbit skins attached to their spears, singing knight songs, until Ser Rodrik Cassel orders Leobald to sort them out.
Benfred and his company ride out to the Stony Shore to see if the rumors of Ironborn raiding are true. They do not expect that the enemy will have many men and do not send scouts ahead. Theon Greyjoy and his Ironmen easily surprise and defeat the Wild Hares. Benfred is wounded and captured. He refuses to answer any questions, calls Theon a traitor and spits on him. For this Aeron Greyjoy has him drowned.