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6.2.3. Bannerhouses
  • House Corbray (I: 310)
  • House Hunter of Longbow Hall (I: 350. II: 735)
  • House Egen (I: 683)
  • House Belmore of Strongsong (I: 683. IV: 329, 707)
  • House Melcolm (I: 683)
  • House Hersy (I: 683)
  • House Tollett, the Lords of the Grey Glen. They are vassals of the Royces of Runestone. (II: 151. IV: 155, 706)
  • House Hardyng (THK: 490)
  • House Moore (III: 134)
  • Ser Mandon Moore was brought from the Vale by the Hand, Lord Jon Arryn, and made one of Robert's Kingsguard (III: 134)
  • The junior branch of the Royces has existed for at least some sixty years. Lord Rickard Stark had no siblings, but his father had a sister who married a younger son of Lord Raymar Royce of that branch. They had three daughters, all of whom wed Vale lordlings, a Waynwood and a Corbray among them, and perhaps a Templeton (III: 520, 521)
  • The Knight of Ninestars was slain by Daemon Blackfyre at the Redgrass Field (TSS: 111)
  • Ser Gwayne Corbray was a knight of the Kingsguard during Daeron II's reign. He wielded a Valyrian steel sword named Lady Forlorn, and fought against Daemon Blackfyre on the Redgrass Field for nearly an hour before being defeated. Daemon dismounted to make sure he was not accidentally trampledand ordered that he be helped to the rear (TSS: 111)
  • House Shett, the Knights of Gull Tower. They are vassals of the Royces of Runestone (IV: 155, 706)
  • House Coldwater, Lords of Coldwater Burn. They are vassals of the Royces of Runestone (IV: 155, 706)
  • The Royces of Runestone, Waynwoods, Redforts, Templetons, Belmores, Hunters, Tolletts, Shetts, and Coldwaters might raise as many as twenty thousand men between them (IV: 155)
  • The Royces of Runestone, Waynwoods, Redforts, Templetons, Belmores, and Hunters can easily raise a thousand men each (IV: 328)
  • Ser Lyn Corbray earned his spurs during Robert's Rebellion, first fighting against Lord Arryn at Gulltown and then beneath his banners at the Trident. He is said to have cut down a number of men, including Prince Lewyn Martell of the Kingsguard. It's said that Prince Lewyn was already gravely wounded before Ser Lyn killed him (IV: 331)
  • The Corbrays own an ancestral Valyrian steel sword, named Lady Forlon (IV: 331)
  • Ser Lyn took up his father's sword when he fell wounded at the Trident, cutting down the man who injured them. While his brother, the heir Lyonel, took his father to the rear, Ser Lyn led the charge against the Dornish which was threatening Robert's left flank, breaking their lines to pieces (IV: 332)
  • House Lynderly, ruled by the Lord of the Snakewood (IV: 334, 610, 706)
  • House Waxley, ruled by a lord, seems to be known for producing scented candles on its lands (IV: 335-336)
  • House Belmore has six silver bells on purple as its arms (IV: 336)
  • The head of House Templeton is the Knight of Ninestars. Their arms are nine black stars on a golden saltire (IV: 336-337)
  • House Hunter has a fan of five silver arrows on its arms (IV: 337)
  • House Corbray has three ravens gripping red hearts in their claws on its arms (IV: 337)
  • The seat of House Corbray is Heart's Home (IV: 338)
  • House Hunter rules Longbow Hall (IV: 339)
  • House Corbray has vassals (IV: 610)
  • There are petty lords in the Vale (IV: 610)
  • House Waxley, ruled by the Knight of Wickenden, possibly a cadet branch (IV: 706)
  • House Sunderland, Lords of the Three Sisters (IV: 706)
  • House Borrell, Lords of Sweetsister (IV: 706)
  • House Longthorpe, Lords of Longsister (IV: 706)
  • House Torrent, Lords of Littlesister (IV: 706)
  • Lord Sunderland attended Lord Butterwell's wedding in the reign of Aerys I. He had fought for the Black Dragon during Daemon Blackfyre's rebellion (TMK: 685-686)
  • The North and the Vale are approximately on par when it comes to military strength. However, the North's population is spread over a much greater area, and harvests are even more important when colder seasons draw near (SSM: 1)
6.2.3.1. The Baelishes of the Fingers
  • The family holdings are a few acres on the smallest of the Fingers (I: 140)
  • Petyr Baelish was fostered at Riverrun for a time (I: 141)
  • Petyr Baelish owns brothels in King's Landing (I: 167, 318)
  • The Baelishes are seen as barely a step up from a hedge knight. They have no banners, no armies of retainers, no great strongholds, poor holdings, and poor prospects of great marriages (II: 200)
  • Petyr Baelishes grandfather was a landless hedge knight and his father was the smallest of lords with only a few stony acres on the Fingers for his lands (II: 202)
  • The Baelishes have an old, nameless flint tower as their seat (III: 763)
  • Thin grass grows between the sheepfold and the thatched stable of the flint tower. The tower itself is small, an open stone stair winding around the inside wall from undercroft to roof, each floor but a single room. Servants live and sleep in the kitchen at ground level, sharing the space with dogs. Above that is a modest hall and above that a bedchamber. There are no windows, but arrowslits are embedded in the outer wall at intervals along the curve of the stair (III: 765)
  • Above the hearth in the tower is a broken longsword an old, battered oaken shield. Painted on it is a grey stone head with fiery eyes, upon a light green field. The shield belonged to the first knight of the house, Littlefinger's grandfather, who was a Braavosi sellsword in the hire of Lord Corbray. When he was knighted, he took the head of the Titan as his sigil when he was knighted (III: 765)
  • It takes less than half a day to walk around the Baelish holdings. Much of it is rock. One of those rocks is a boulder chiseled with the seven-pointed star of the Faith, which marks the site as one of the places the Andals first landed to wrest the Vale from the First Men (III: 770)
6.2.3.2. The Royces of Runestone and the Gates of the Moon
  • Lord Royce wears bronze armor, reputedly thousands of years old, worked with runes that are supposed to ward him from harm (I: 246)
  • The junior branch of the Royces has existed for at least some sixty years (III: 520)
  • The Gates of the Moon were raised by the Arryns when they wore the Falcon Crown and ruled the Vale. The Eyrie was their summer castle, but when the seasons turned colder, they would reside at the Gates. For many years, the post as Keeper of the Gates were granted to kinsmen of the Arryn kings and lords, but it was never hereditary (IV: 155)
  • The Royces of Runestone can easily gather 1000 soldiers (IV: 329)
  • Vassals of the Royces include Lord Coldwater of Coldwater Burn, the Knights of the Gull Tower of House Shett, and Lord Tollett of the Grey Glen (IV: 706)
6.2.3.3. The Waynwoods of Ironoaks
  • The Waynwoods prefer ceremony (I: 303)
  • Wild Wyl Waynwood was slain by Daemon Blackfyre at the Redgrass Field (TSS: 111)
  • The Waynwoods can easily gather 1000 soldiers (IV: 329)
  • The seat of House Waynwood is named Ironoaks, or Ironoaks Castle (IV: 339, 707)
  • Though the Waynwoods are a very old and proud house, they are not as wealthy as they pretend (IV: 625)
6.2.3.4. The Redforts of the Redfort
  • The Redforts are an old house, with the blood of the First Men in them (I: 310)
  • The Redforts can easily gather 1000 soldiers (IV: 329)
  • House Redfort has a red castle on its arms (IV: 336)
  • The seat of the Redforts is named the Redfort (IV: 339)