- "Your dead men seem to have moved camp."
- ―Waymar to Will regarding his report.
Ser Waymar Royce was a former member and knight of House Royce, and a ranger in the Night's Watch. The third and youngest son of Lord Yohn Royce, Waymar had little chance for wealth or glory, so he decided to join the Night's Watch. Becoming a ranger, he led a ranging beyond the Wall with Will and Gared under his command to hunt down and eliminate a wildling detachment that was sighted nearby. Despite objections from his more experienced compatriots, he insisted on checking out the site of the dead wildlings, where he was then attacked by Others. He was subsequently killed. In the show, he is killed instantly, but in the books, he manages to defend himself before being hacked to pieces, where he returns as a wight and strangles Will to death.