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Tytuł Maester
Urodzony 219 AL
Zmarły 298AC,  Smocza Skała
Ksiązki Starcie Królów (POV)
Nawałnica Mieczy (Mentioned)
Uczta dla Wron (Mentioned)

Played by Oliver Ford
TV series Season 2
Oliver Ford Davies as Maester Cressen at Smocza Skała (TV Show)

Cressen is a maester of the Cytadela in service to Stannis Baratheon at Smocza Skała. In the TV show he is played by Oliver Ford Davies.


At nearly eighty years old, Cressen is frail with a bad hip, causing him to have trouble walking. He has wrinkly, thin skin and trembling hands.[1]


Maester Cressen used to be maester of Koniec Burzy. When Lord Steffon Baratheon and his wife Cassana Estermont died in a shipwreck, Cressen more or less raised the Baratheon children. Stannis was his favourite as he needed Cressen more because he lacked the charm of his brothers. Cressen came to regard Stannis as the son he never had. During the Siege of Koniec Burzy some men of the garrison tried to open the gate. Stannis had wanted to place them on the catapults and send them to the enemy, but Cressen advised against it. He pointed out that they did not have much food and that hunger might force them to eat the prisoners.

When Robert Baratheon gave Smocza Skała to Stannis, Maester Cressen followed him to the ancient stronghold. As a maester is sworn to advise and serve a specific castle, regardless of changes in control of that holding, this is very uncommon.

Some time before the Wojna Pięciu Królów Stannis asked for the Cytadela to send him a replacement for Cressen as he began to age. The Cytadela sent him Pylos.[1]

It is implied that Maester Cressen worked with Walgrave in the past.[2]

Recent Events

Starcie Królów

After Stannis declares himself king he unsuccessfully sends messengers to gather support for his claim, with only the vassals of Smocza Skała supporting him. The lords of Krainy Burzy support Stannis' younger brother, Renly Baratheon, who has claimed the throne as well.

Maester Cressen advises Stannis to ally with the Starks and the Arryns. Stannis says that those crowning Robb Stark are committing treason. Stannis's queen, Lady Selyse, urges Stannis to rely solely on R'hllor and says that according to Melisandre, Renly will die soon. Cressen thinks that Selyse suggested that Stannis have Renly assassinated and is shocked because Stannis seems to listen to this advice. He blames Melisandre for this and plans to kill her.

At dinner Cressen poisons Melisandre's wine. She seems to sense this and suggests to Cressen to throw the wine away, but Cressen insists that they share the cup. Melisandre drinks half, but is unaffected. Cressen drinks the other half and dies.[1]

References and Notes

  1. 1,0 1,1 1,2 Starcie Królów, Wystąpił błąd w drugim parametrze.
  2. Uczta dla Wron, Wystąpił błąd w drugim parametrze.
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