Lord and ruler of Sakers Keep. Father of Jory and Davan Frey.
He is a serious, stubborn, unforgiving man with an inflexible sense of duty and justice. He neither dissembles nor flatters. He is obsessed with slights both real and imagined causing him to grind his teeth regularly. He is an accomplished commander and warrior, although his personality hinders his ascension to being a truly great leader. While he is respected and feared, he has never been loved, or had the affection of nobles or smallfolk. All his life growing up he was undermined by his father because of his more successful older brother. After Hayward killed this brother in a duel no one questioned him or ridiculed him. After fathering children he has done the same, preferring his older son Jory to his two youngest.