Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Next up in my "A Song of Fire and Ice" illustration series is Davos Seaworth. Davos isn't one of the flashier characters in the novels, but he has become of of my favorites. He's similar to Eddard Stark in that he's a very honest and loyal character, but has a past as a smuggler. This not-quite-legal career path led Davos to knighthood after he snuck into a besieged castle to deliver foodstuffs. Stannis Baratheon rewarded him for this venture, but took had Davos's left-hand fingers cut off at the first joint as a punishment for smuggling.
Davos kept the finger bones in a pouch around his neck to remind himself of the past and the actions that earned his family their name. Honor from dishonor, in a way.