Gryff Whitehill
TID Gryff
Actor Sacha Dhawan
Gender Male
Hair Blond
Age Early 20s
Occupation Second-in-line to inherit Highpoint
Family Ludd Whitehill - Father
Lady Whitehill - Mother (Deceased)
Karl Whitehill - Brother (Deceased)
Ebbert Whitehill - Brother
Torrhen Whitehill - Brother
Gwyn Whitehill - Sister
First Appearance "The Sword in the Darkness"
Last Appearance "The Ice Dragon" (Determinant)
Death "The Ice Dragon" (Determinant)
Cause of Death Beheaded by Rodrik Forrester or left to die of his injuries. (Determinant)
Thrown in a fireplace and stabbed with a sword by Asher Forrester (Determinant)
Status Determinant
Series lifespan "The Sword in the Darkness" to Present (Determinant)
Ethnicity Northmen
TID Asher kills Gryff
TID Rodrik Decapitates Gryff
TID Gryff Dies From Injuries
Gryff is left to die from his injuries by Rodrik, is beheaded by Rodrik, or is impaled through the stomach by Asher. (Determinant)
Forrester scum!
— Gryff to Asher Forrester during ambush.(determinant)

Gryff Whitehill is the secondary antagonist of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series. Gryff is the fourth-born son of Lord Whitehill. Born at Highpoint, his birth was likely the cause of Lady Whitehill's death or preceded it. He grew up being bullied by his older brothers with only his father defending him.

At the start of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, he is in the service of Roose Bolton at Harrenhal with his brother, Torrhen, and companion, Harys. At the end of Iron From Ice his father assigns him as head of the Ironrath Garrison, and he makes his first appearance in the Sword in the Darkness.

Character Edit

Gryff is much like his father in personality as well as appearance. He was positioned in Ironrath to cause conflict and give his father an excuse to attack, and his controlling ways lend well to this. He is eager to show that he is in charge and usually resorts to violence when he does not get his way.

It can be assumed that due to his nature of being fourth-born son, he possesses an inferiority complex and was constantly told what to do earlier in life, meaning he relishes the chance to be in charge for once. He insists that his men call him their Lord and constantly brings up that he is the 'only' lord at Ironrath.

Game Of Thrones Edit

"Iron From Ice" Edit

Ludd Whitehill says he will put Gryff in charge of the Whitehill garrison positioned inside Ironrath.

"The Lost Lords" Edit

Gryff is revealed to be on his way to Ironrath from Harrenhal.

"The Sword in the Darkness" Edit

Gryff arrives at Ironrath, his men banging their shields to wake the Forresters. He claims that he had to get their attention somehow, then begins ordering them around. He tells them he practically runs the house and if he isn't happy, no one is. He announces his men will quarter in the Great Hall from that point onward. Rodrik can choose to object, but Gryff will quickly call him out by saying he isn't in a position to argue - Gryff isn't there to keep his men in line, they're there to keep the Forresters in line.

Gryff is next seen dragging Talia out into the courtyard to punish her in front of Rodrik. Rodrik can either say she defended herself or made a mistake, but Talia stands up for herself either way.

If Duncan is Rodrik's Sentinel:Edit

Talia stands up to Gryff, enraging him, but Duncan stops Talia from being hurt by intervening and pleading that Gryff forgives her. He claims that no one questions Gryff and that Talia's outburst was merely due to the passions of youth. Gryff is pleased with this and says he likes Duncan, claiming that the castellan is his man and loyal dog. He shoves Duncan to one side and Rodrik can either punch Gryff or defend Duncan's honour.

If Royland is Rodrik's Sentinel:Edit

Royland commends Talia's bravery when she stands up to Gryff, saying she is smart, wise, and knows how to tell it like it is. Gryff becomes enraged and says that she should know her station, grabbing Talia's arm and throwing her into the mud. Rodrik then has the option to punch Gryff or help Talia. If Talia is helped, she thanks Rodrik and watches from the sidelines.

Gryff knocks Rodrik to the ground in an attempt to teach him when to know he is beaten. While Rodrik is down on the ground, Talia begs Rodrik to get up and not give Gryff the satisfaction of beating him. Gryff gloats, knowing Rodrik is at his mercy, and speaks of Ethan. He says how Ramsay Snow taught Ethan a lesson, and that he may have to teach Talia unless Rodrik stays down.

Rodrik stays down: Edit

Gryff will remain satisfied, glad that Rodrik knows his place. He will depart with his men swiftly, but his ego will be inflated so much so that he will claim the title of Lord of House Forrester in the next episode.

Rodrik gets up: Edit

Gryff will become enraged, knocking Rodrik back down. He warns him not to get up but Rodrik can do so for a second time, only furthering Gryff's mood and causing him to kick Rodrik's walking stick away before planting his knee firmly in the Lord's face. He then stamps on Rodrik's cast, forcing Ortengryn to object and cry out that Rodrik may lose his arm if Gryff persists. Gryff smirks and points his sword at Rodrik's throat, but Rodrik has the option of getting up a third and final time. If he does so, Gryff is shocked and throws a tantrum, yelling that he is in charge and commands Rodrik to get back down, but loses the respect of his men in doing so. Gryff swiftly leaves, apparently humiliated, but ensures that Rodrik will be punished for his disobedience.

"Sons of Winter" Edit

Rodrik, Elaena, Arthur and the Glenmore Elite are told by Elissa Forrester that the Maester is in trouble and they advance to the Great Hall. As it turns out, the bite would inflicted on a Whitehill Bannerman by Talia Forrester has become festered and Gryff blames Maester Ortengryn for this. Gryff and Harys attack Ortengryn while he pleas for mercy until Rodrik comes in.

Gryff spies Elaena Glenmore and asks what she's doing with Rodrik. Elaena talks him down and he barges past her, attempting to attack Rodrik. Rodrik uses the move Royland taught him to knock Gryff to the ground and summons the Glenmore Elite. Outnumbered, the Whitehills have no option but to surrender. From there Rodrik has the option to beat Gryff mercilessly or to tell him he's better than Gryff and back down, leading to Gryff insulting him as a coward. The player can choose how often (or if at all) Rodrik beats on Gryff before he is carried away. Gryff laughs after the first attack but each subsequent one becomes more unbearable. Rodrik can then spit on him or knock him out.

If Rodrik persists until Elissa and Elaena stop him (from the fourth hit onward), Gryff is blinded in his left eye. He is dragged away, groaning about how he cannot see. Along with Harys and the rest of the garrison he is taken down to the cellars. What becomes of him after this point is unknown.

A Nest of Vipers Edit

Gryff was mentioned by Ramsay on the way the grove. When Ramsay flays Arthur, Talia begs for mercy and Ramsay rebuffs by saying Rodrik didn't show mercy to Gryff (whether he was maimed or not).

Gryff later on escaped with the help of the traitor, he off-screen orders one of the Whitehill soldiers to sneak up and bar the gate of the port town. He finally made his appearance at the gate after it was barred, riding on a horse, uninjured (whether he was maimed or not)[1], and orders the Whitehill garrison to attack the Pit Fighter army and the Forresters. Seemingly satisfied that he has regained power, he orders them to kill either Rodrik or Asher depending on who stayed behind for the other to pass through the gate, while the player is struggling, Gryff silently watches at the back as either Rodrik or Asher is getting slaughtered by Harys, with an evil smile on his face.

The Ice Dragon Edit

If Rodrik survivedEdit

Gryff arrives at Ironrath with alongside his father and Harys, but remains relatively quiet while Ludd makes announcements and demands. He laughs about how they mutilated Asher's corpse and retreats back to the encampment with his father as Harys prepares to take the gate.

Following the pitfighters' distraction of the men at the Whitehill camp, Gryff leaves the main tent with his father and is ordered to secure Ryon.

If Rodrik opts to kill Gryff and save Ryon, Gryff waits for his men to attack before making any sort of attack himself. The two are caught in a drawn-out fight, Rodrik being stabbed in the shoulder with a knife and shot in the other with a crossbow, only for Rodrik to stab Gryff through the gut with his greatsword. Gryff will cry and apologise, but Rodrik will either cut his head clean off or leave him to die despite his protests.

If Rodrik kills Ludd instead, Gryff is present at the Battle of Ironrath, ordering the Whitehill soldiers. Using a cart, Rodrik manages to knock Gryff from his horse, rendering him defenseless. Rodrik charges towards the Whitehill but Harys defends Gryff and gravely injures Rodrik. As Rodrik is about to be executed by Whitehill soldiers, he sees Gryff ride past him on his horse, but is saved by Royland or Duncan. Gryff presumably survives the battle but is not seen again.

If Asher survivedEdit

He is present at the Great Hall, and first tells Asher that his family must be proud of what he's done back in Essos. If Asher poisons Ludd and succeeds, then Asher cannot kill Gryff. If Asher plans an ambush instead of poisoning Ludd or calls off the plan, Ludd will escape and Gryff will duel Asher, being thrown in the fireplace and impaled on Asher's sword.

If Ludd is poisoned, Gryff will escape the great hall to order his men in the final battle. Using a cart, Asher manages to knock Gryff from his horse, rendering him defenseless. Asher charges towards the Whitehill but Harys defends Gryff and gravely injures Asher. As Asher is about to be executed by Whitehill soldiers, he sees Gryff ride past him on his horse, but is saved by Royland or Duncan. Gryff presumably survives the battle but is not seen again.

Death (Determinant)Edit

Asher's StoryEdit

Killed ByEdit

If Asher chooses to stage an ambush, plans to poison Ludd but fails, or simply calls off the plan, Gryff gets into a sword fight with Asher, after a struggle Asher knocks Gryff into a fire place where after standing up he is stabbed straight in the abdomen by Asher, he falls to the ground and dies.

Rodrik's StoryEdit

Killed ByEdit

If Rodrik chooses to follow Gryff in order to free Ryon and exact revenge for Asher, he kills two of Gryff's assistants and then gets into a sword fight with Gryff, after stabbing Gryff in the abdomen, Gryff falls to his knees pleading for his life. Rodrik can then choose Gryff's fate either by:

Execute GryffEdit

Rodrik can tell Gryff that he has sentenced him to death or his death is to avenge Asher, after saying so his impales Gryff's throat and then rips his head off.

Leave Gryff to bleed to deathEdit

Rodrik can tell Gryff that he isn't worth killing or remain silent, where he walks off and leaves Gryff to miserably bleed to death, he quickly dies. Or Rodrik can choose to sentence Gryff to death but then simply changing his mind by calling Gryff a craven and walking off, where Gryff falls to the ground pleading for Rodrik to not leave him in the state he is in, he most likely bleeds to death.

Relationships Edit

Ludd Whitehill Edit

Ludd and Gryff have a positive relationship as Ludd is willing to put his son in charge of the Whitehill Garrison in Ironrath. Though Gryff was disliked by his older brothers (perhaps complications during his birth resulted in the death of his mother), Ludd defended him, telling them "a Whitehill is still a Whitehill."

Gwyn Whitehill Edit

It is assumed that they have a positive relationship as they are siblings, though Gwyn's relationship with Asher may have affected her bond with her brother(s) negatively.

Karl, Ebbert & Torrhen Whitehill Edit

Gryff does not get along with his brothers. They allegedly teased and bullied him, or at least looked down on him, presumably blaming him for their mother died giving birth to him.

Elaena Glenmore Edit

Gryff doesn't care for Elaena and threatens House Glenmore to have her marry him, Elaena despises Gryff and shows her anger towards him. Despite them 'betrothed', Gryff threatens Elaena that she would be beaten up if she doesn't watch her tongue.

Rodrik Forrester Edit

Gryff enjoys insulting Rodrik and would use Rodrik's injuries as an advantage to taunt him. Regardless of both having the same status, he mostly makes his own decisions and disregards Rodrik's authorities, he would also use violence towards Rodrik if he so much as disobey's him. Much later, if Gryff is maimed by Rodrik, he will fear the now-recovered Lord of House Forrester. After his recovery and the start of war, if the player chooses to let Rodrik sacrifice himself to save Asher, Gryff is satisfied to see him getting slaughtered.

Talia Forrester Edit

Gryff doesn't care for Talia and gets frustrated when she shows disobedience, and doesn't hesitate to throw her in the mud. Regardless of the fact Talia is Rodrik's younger sister, he threatens Talia would die like Ethan. Talia despises Gryff and far enough to say she wanted Rodrik to crush him, however later stated she thought Rodrik would kill him.

Ethan Forrester Edit

Your brother Ethan didn't know his place, either. Ramsay Snow taught him good.
— Gryff to Rodrik about Ethan
Although they never met, Gryff stated that Ethan didn't know his position and the young boy deserved to be killed for his defiance, stating Ramsay Snow taught him good.

Asher Forrester Edit

It seems they have a history as Asher said he knows Gryff calling him a "snot-nosed bastard", it is also shown that Gryff wanted Asher dead, vice versa when Asher said he hadn't killed Whitehills for a long time. If the player chooses to let Asher sacrifice himself to save Rodrik, Gryff is satisfied to see him getting slaughtered. If he survives then Gryff taunts him about being the fourth Lord Forrester and a sellsword, Asher will later end up getting killing Gryff avenging the death of his brothers.

Appearances Edit

Season One appearances
Iron From Ice The Lost Lords The Sword in the Darkness Sons of Winter A Nest of Vipers The Ice Dragon

Family Tree Edit

Ludd Whitehill
Lady Whitehill
Karl Whitehill
Ebbert Whitehill
Torrhen Whitehill
Gwyn Whitehill
Gryff Whitehill

Trivia Edit

  • Gryff has been mentioned in every episode he hasn't appeared in.
  • If you maimed Gryff in Episode 4, his face will not look damaged at all in Episode 5.
    • This was later fixed after the release of Episode 6.
  • Both Gryff and Ludd cannot be killed, only one of the two can be killed by Asher or Rodrik.

References Edit

Game Of Thrones Characters
House Forrester GregorElissaJoseraElseraRodrikAsherMiraEthanTaliaRyonShadow
Ironrath Residents Gared • (FatherJenna) • DuncanRoylandOrtengrynMalcolmErikBowenNorren
House Whitehill LuddLady W.KarlEbbertTorrhenGwynGryff
Whitehill Garrison HarysWhitehill Soldier 1Whitehill Soldier 2Whitehill Soldier 3Whitehill Soldier 4Whitehill Soldier 5
House Glenmore ElaenaArthur
House Lannister CerseiTyrionLymanLucanDamien
House Tyrell Margaery
King's Landing Residents TomSeraAndrosMorgrynGaribald
The Night's Watch JonFrostfingerCotterFinnBrittCasperHughLoborErroldWendelDuff
Beyond The Wall Sylvi
Essos BeskhaTazalBezzaqCroftDezhor
House Targaryen DaenerysDrogonViserion
Pit Fighters AmayaBloodsongThe Beast
House Bolton Ramsay
  1. This is a glitch. A model of Gryff wearing an eyepatch can be found in the game files.