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In Bran II from a Storm of Swords, Meera Reed tells a story about the Knight of the Laughing Tree. In this story, no names are mentioned, only descriptions of the characters. While it is already established that the Crannogman is Howland Reed, it is unclear to me who all of the other characters are.

The characters are:

  • the King
  • the dragon prince
  • the White Swords
    • their new brother
  • Storm lord
  • Rose lord
  • great lion of the rock (who wasn't there)
  • daughter of the great castle
  • her four brothers
  • her uncle, a white knight of the Kingsguard
  • A she-wolf
  • A wild wolf
  • A quiet wolf
  • a pup
  • Sworn swords of the wolves:
    • Barrowdown men
    • Moose
    • Bears
    • Mermen
  • a man of the Night's Watch
  • Knight of skulls and kisses
  • a maid with laughing purple eyes
  • a white sword (dancing with the maid above)
  • a red snake
  • the lord of griffins
  • the pitchfork knight
  • the porcupine knight
  • the knight with two towers on his surcoat (already confirmed to be a Frey)
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  1. the King - Aerys II Targaryen
  2. the dragon prince - Rhaegar Targaryen
  3. the White Swords - Kingsguards Ser Jonothor Darry, Ser Arthur Dayne, Ser Gerold Hightower (Lord Commander), Prince Lewyn Martell, Ser Barristan Selmy, Ser Oswell Whent
  4. their new brother - Ser Jaime Lannister
  5. Storm lord - Robert Baratheon
  6. Rose lord - Lord Mace Tyrell
  7. great lion of the rock (who wasn't there) - Lord Tywin Lannister
  8. daughter of the great castle - Lord Walter Whent's daughter, blood of Harrenhal.
  9. her four brothers - Lord Walter Whent's sons
  10. her uncle, a white knight of the Kingsguard - Ser Oswell Whent
  11. A she-wolf - Lyanna Stark
  12. A wild wolf - Brandon Stark
  13. A quiet wolf - Eddard Stark
  14. a pup - Benjen Stark
  15. Sworn swords of the wolves: Barrowdown men (Dustin levies), Moose (Hornwood men), Bears (Mormont Men), Mermen (Manderly men)
  16. a man of the Night's Watch - No idea
  17. Knight of skulls and kisses - Ser Richard Lonmouth
  18. a maid with laughing purple eyes - Ashara Dayne
  19. a white sword (dancing with the maid above) - Barristan Selmy
  20. a red snake - Oberyn Martell
  21. the lord of griffins - Jon Connington
  22. the pitchfork knight - A knight of House Heigh
  23. the porcupine knight - A Knight of House Blount
  24. the knight with two towers on his surcoat (already confirmed to be a Frey) - A knight of House Frey

The passage itself:

The king himself was there, with his son the dragon prince. The White Swords had come, to welcome a new brother to their ranks. The storm lord was on hand, and the rose lord as well. The great lion of the rock had quarreled with the king and stayed away, but many of his bannermen and knights attended all the same.

[...]

“The daughter of the great castle reigned as queen of love and beauty when the tourney opened. Five champions had sworn to defend her crown; her four brothers of Harrenhal, and her famous uncle, a white knight of the Kingsguard.”

[...]

The she-wolf laid into the squires with a tourney sword, scattering them all. The crannogman was bruised and bloodied, so she took him back to her lair to clean his cuts and bind them up with linen. There he met her pack brothers: the wild wolf who led them, the quiet wolf beside him, and the pup who was youngest of the four.

[...]

he ate and drank with the wolves, and many of their sworn swords besides, barrowdown men and moose and bears and mermen. A black brother spoke, asking the knights to join the Night’s Watch. The storm lord drank down the knight of skulls and kisses in a wine-cup war. The crannogman saw a maid with laughing purple eyes dance with a white sword, a red snake, and the lord of griffins, and lastly with the quiet wolf...

[...]

One served a pitchfork knight, one a porcupine, while the last attended a knight with two towers on his surcoat, a sigil all crannogmen know well

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    I knew you'd come along and snake me... This is what I get for trying to have nice formatting, links and sources to start off with. – Edlothiad Jan 16 '18 at 8:07
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    I think the man of the Night's Watch is Yoren. His wiki page states he's been wondering crow for 30 years (though I haven't found a source for this) which places him as doing that during the event. – TheLethalCarrot Jan 16 '18 at 10:33
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    @TheLethalCarrot possibly, but he wasn't the only Wandering Crow – JAD Jan 16 '18 at 11:45

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