Spoilers for A Storm of Swords and S03E09.

We often see in the books and the Show that there are rules about the guests in someone's house. When Walder Frey had the Starks murdered under his own roof, while they were his guests, he broke the sacred rule of hospitality.

What do the Freys say about the Red Wedding? It must have been around Westeros that the Starks died in the Twins, so someone must have asked some Frey or another.

Do they support that the Starks attacked them or something?

  • I'd imagine that they are at least somewhat divided amongst each other. If you remember prior to the Red Wedding, there are a few Freys noted by Catelyn to be "missing" - these are some of the more 'sympathetic' of the Freys - Coincidence? I think not!
    – Möoz
    Feb 27, 2015 at 1:53
  • Also, Roslyn seems to be somewhat happy with Edmure and vice versa.
    – Möoz
    Feb 27, 2015 at 1:53

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Spoilers for A Dance with Dragons (Davos II) :

At the court of White Harbor, a Frey (I think it was Rhaegar Frey) claims that Robb Stark turned into a wolf and killed Lord Walder's grandson Jinglebell, following which, several of Robb's bannermen turned into wolves and the fighting ensued.

  • Do you remember whose POV chapter that was? Jun 25, 2014 at 15:58
  • Davos. I think it was in his second chapter of the book.
    – Steve Kern
    Jun 25, 2014 at 16:01
  • @SteveKern This is the exact scene I was thinking of +1!
    – Möoz
    Jun 25, 2014 at 22:14

Ser Jared Frey claims the Robb Stark and the rest of the northmen turned into wolves and started attacking them so they killed them. However, he doesn't really expect them to believe his story and Davos doesn't.

The enormity of the lie made Davos gasp. "Is it your claim that Robb Stark killed Wendel Manderly?" he asked the Frey.
"And many more. Mine own son Tytos was amongst them, and my daughter's husband. When Stark changed into a wolf, his northmen did the same. The mark of the beast was on them all. Wargs birth other wargs with a bite, it is well-known. It was all my brothers and I could do to put them down before they slew us all."
The man was smirking as he told the tale. Davos wanted to peel his lips off with a knife. "Ser, may I have your name?"
"Ser Jared, of House Frey."
"Jared of House Frey, I name you liar."
A Dance with Dragons, Davos III

This is then discussed later on where it is made clear that they don't expect anyone to actually believe them but they believe they can get away with it.

The Lord of White Harbor leaned forward. "The Freys are no better. They speak of wargs and skinchangers and assert that it was Robb Stark who slew my Wendel. The arrogance of it! They do not expect the north to believe their lies, not truly, but they think we must pretend to believe or die. Roose Bolton lies about his part in the Red Wedding, and his bastard lies about the fall of Winterfell. And yet so long as they held Wylis I had no choice but to eat all this excrement and praise the taste."
A Dance with Dragons, Davos IV

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