The brothers wear brown-and-dun robes, with wide bell sleeves and pointed cowls. . Its elder brother hides some coins, and a pious dwarf takes the coins after the rest of his brothers are killed. . Believing in the Faith of the Seven, the brothers await the appearance of a seventh ruby. Many froze, more starved, and all were trapped, including Sandor Clegane. [2], The Elder Brother was the third son of a family of knights, and he had nothing to offer the woman he wanted to marry but the shield, sword and horse of his own knighthood. [3], Chapters that take place at the Quiet Isle, https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?title=Quiet_Isle&oldid=254389. [2], He looks more like a man made to break bones than to heal one, thought the Maid of Tarth, as the Elder Brother strode across the room to embrace Septon Meribald and pat Dog. Brother Ray was a composite of two characters from the books with a few extra elements thrown in. The winter was relentless. We seem to be walking every way but toward it? [3], Brienne of Tarth, Septon Meribald, Podrick Payne, and Ser Hyle Hunt visit the island during Brienne's quest to find Sansa Stark. [3], The cottages are not often used but the brothers keep them clean and dry. Believe, persist, and follow, and we shall find the peace we seek. [3], The top of the hill has a low wall of unmortared stone encircling a cluster of buildings, including a windmill, the cloisters where the brothers sleep, and the common hall where they eat there meals. The Hermit's Hole is a cave located in the side of a hill with a wooden door at its entrance, near a chestnut tree. Others thought him dead so they stripped his armor and possessions and dumped his body into the Trident. Meribald: Faith. Behind the sept is a vegetable garden where some of the older brothers pull weeds.[3]. This elder brother's given name is unknown. Away from the other animals is Driftwood, a huge black stallion which was known as Stranger when it was owned by Sandor Clegane. Many brothers wind lengths of wool about the lower halves o… Sheep graze on the hillside and storks wade in the shallow waters around the ferry landing. On the Quiet Isle men and women do not sleep beneath the same roof unless they are wed.[3], Six rubies from Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's armor, knocked loose by Lord Robert Baratheon's warhammer during the Battle of the Trident, have washed ashore at the Quiet Isle and been recovered by the brothers. The Elder Brother runs the place, and they essentially have a co-op there, with penitents looking for redemption away from the chaos of the rest of Westeros. [3], They speak with the Elder Brother and have a discussion on the war and Saltpans. [2], https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?title=Elder_Brother_(Quiet_Isle)&oldid=261179. He fought for House Targaryen at the Battle of the Trident where he was knocked unconscious. Its septry is a refuge for those sworn to the Faith of the Seven. [3], Podrick: Why do they call it the Quiet Isle? The end is trickier, does the Elder Brother even have a name? Those who dwell on the Quiet Isle are male penitents seeking to atone for their sins. CHAPTER 1 – ON THE QUIET ISLE . This is the Quiet Isle, in the Bay of Crabs near the mouth of the river Trident. Many brothers wind lengths of wool about the lower halves of their faces as well, so that all that can be seen of them are their eyes. He has restored many a man to health that even the maesters could not cure, and many a woman too. Only the Elder Brother and his proctors are permitted to speak on the island and the proctors only one day in seven. The Quiet Isle is an upthrust island that sits at the mouth of the Trident where it flows into the Bay of Crabs, southeast of Saltpans and northwest of Maidenpool. For those that don't know the Gravedigger Theory it is the theory that Sandor Clegane is really alive and living with Elder Brother at the Quiet Isle.. [3], The War of the Five Kings has not come to the Quiet Isle, although the bodies of combatants have washed ashore and Brother Clement dies after the nearby raid on Saltpans. The cave contains a long table, a settle, a chest, cups, and several tall cases full of books and chairs. Food includes bread, fresh churned butter, honey, and a thick stew of crabs. [3], Hyle: Isn't that where we want to go? They both fought for Rhaegar. In A Feast for Crows, Brienne crosses paths with the Elder Brother of Quiet Isle who claims to have known what happened to Sandor Clegane. This is the Quiet Isle, in the Bay of Crabs near the mouth of the river Trident. The brothers wear brown-and-dun robes, with wide bell sleeves and pointed cowls. When I died in the Battle of the Trident. The brothers are allowed to break their silence when confessing, as it is hard to speak of sin with signs and nods. [3], When the tide is in the brothers use a ferry to get to the mainland. [3], Thick mudflats surround the island when the swift tide goes out. A septry near Maidenpool is attacked first by northmen and then by sellswords during the War of the Five Kings. Only the Elder Brother and his proctors are permitted to speak, and the proctors only for one day of every seven. He is reputed to have powers as a healer. A typical cottage includes a dirt floor, a straw pallet, furs and blankets to keep her warm, a basin of water, a flagon of cider, some bread and cheese, a small fire and two low chairs. The Elder Brother was not what Brienne had expected. Those who dwell on the Quiet Isle are male penitents seeking to atone for their sins. The start is pretty self explanatory. [3], Set aside for the women who visit the isle, be they noble ladies or smallfolk, are modest cottages on the eastern side of the isle, looking out over a broad expanse of mud and the distant waters of the Bay of Crabs. [3], Where the river meets the bay, numerous objects are washed toward the Quiet Isle. The Elder Brother is the leader of a septry on the Quiet Isle. The Quiet Isle is an island that sits at the mouth of the Trident where it flows into the Bay of Crabs, southeast of Saltpans and northwest of Maidenpool. Septon Meribald takes confession when he visits the isle. Meribald leads them on a twisted path through the mudflats that surround the island. Currently the Elder Brother occupies the cave. He tells them of the raid on Saltpans and the end of Sandor Clegane, and he informs Brienne that it was Arya Stark whom Sandor held captive, not Sansa Stark. The brothers have found driftwood, silver cups, iron pots, sacks of wool and bolts of silk, rusted helms and shining swords, and rubies. The brothers wear brown-and-dun robes, with wide bell sleeves and pointed cowls. I fought for Prince Rhaegar, though he never knew my name. Its septry is a refuge for those sworn to the Faith of the Seven. Brienne's group also sees a lame gravedigger in the lichyard. [3], The brothers built a flight of wooden steps that wander back and forth across the steep hillside and among the buildings. A summer arbor produces small, tart grapes used for wine. To get to the island from the mainland by foot one must cross the mudflats when the tide is out. One evening, while another gale blew curtains of snow over the Quiet Isle, the Elder Brother confided in Clegane the nature of Brienne of Tarth's visit. He is in charge of the community on the Quiet Isle. The stable is more than three quarters empty, with only half a dozen mules. The hill is steeper and the path meanders back and forth through weeds and briars, wind carved rocks, and twisted, thorny trees that cling to the stony hillside. The wooden sept has leaded glass windows and wide doors carved with the likenesses of the Mother and the Father and a seven-sided steeple with a walk on top. The Elder Brother keeps the worst of the tidings from outside to himself, so as not to disturb the tranquility of the septry. Elder Brother; The Quiet Isle; Summary. The brothers provide themselves with their own food and appear to be self-sufficient. [3], The Quiet Isle's prosperous septry stands on a island half a mile from the shore, where the wide mouth of the Trident widens further to the Bay of Crabs. He spent the next ten years in silence. Spoilers through A Feast for Crows Arya leaves before we got to know if the Hound died or not. Meribald: Those who dwell here are penitents, who seek to atone for their sins through contemplation, prayer, and silence. In A Feast for Crows, Brienne crosses paths with the Elder Brother of Quiet Isle who claims to have known what happened to Sandor Clegane.