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7.2.4. Bannerhouses
  • House Payne (I: 393)
  • Tywin Lannister commands an army of 20,000 men, said to be even larger than that of his son Jaime (I: 507)
  • House Brax of Hornvale (I: 509, 571. III: 432)
  • House Prester. Their sigil is a bull or ox (I: 509. IV: 662)
  • House Crakehall of Crakehall (I: 509. III: 795)
  • House Marbrand of Ashemark (I: 509, 571. II: 380)
  • House Lydden of the Deep Den (I: 509. II: 726)
  • House Swyft, whose sigil is a chicken or rooster (I: 571. IV: 645)
  • Jaime Lannister has a host of 14,000-15,000, 2,000 to 3,000 of these being horsed (I: 582)
  • House Banefort of Banefort (I: 681. III: 956)
  • House Serret (I: 681)
  • House Broom (I: 681)
  • House Westerling of the Crag (I: 681. II: 478)
  • House Lorch, landed knights (II: 163. IV: 720)
  • Including the 35,000 men the Lannisters could gather for war, another host can be raised at need, one of good size; but made up of sellswords, freeriders, and men both young and old (II: 89)
  • House Stackspear (II: 336)
  • House Vikary, landed knights (II: 360. IV: 721)
  • House Jast (II: 360)
  • Ser Ilyn Payne had been captain of Lord Tywin's guard while he was Hand. He once boasted that it was the Hand who truly ruled the realm, and Aerys ripped his tongue out for it (III: 128)
  • Jaime Lannister served four years as squire to Lord Sumner Crakehall before winning his spurs against the Kingswood Brotherhood at 15 years of age (III: 128)
  • Lord Roland Crakehall, Ser Elys Westerling, and others of Lord Tywin's knights burst into the throne room in time to see Ser Jaime's kingslaying (III: 130)
  • The Westerlings are a lesser house, but of an ancient line descended from the First Men. The Kings of the Rock sometimes wed Westerlings before the Conquest, and King Maegor was wed to a Jeyne Westerling 300 years ago. Their castle the Crag is more a ruin than a stronghold as it juts above the sea and their wealth dried up when their mines had failed years before, causing them to sell or lose their best lands (III: 157, 159, 160, 162, 223)
  • House Spicer is descended from a lowborn trader in saffron and pepper, and his lady wife was a frightening old crone from the east that was rumored to be a priestess and was called maegi. Half of Lannisport went to her for cures and love potions (III: 159)
  • The Reynes and Castamere and the ancient Tarbecks of Tarbeck Hall were entirely extinguished by Lord Tywin when he was still half a boy (III: 223)
  • When Lord Farman of Faircastle grew truculent, Lord Tywin sent an envoy with a lute to play "The Rains of Castamere". Lord Farman ceased to give further trouble (III: 223)
  • The shattered castles of Castamere and Tarbeck Hall still stand as a testimony to Lord Tywin's wrath (III: 223)
  • Lord Tywin's father, Lord Tytos, had once imprisoned an unruly bannerman, Lord Tarbeck. Lady Tarbeck responded by capturing three Lannisters, including young Stafford Lannister whose sister was betrothed to cousin Tywin. She had written to Casterly Rock, demanding her lord and love be returned or her three hostages would answer for whatever harm befell him. Young Tywin suggested his father send back Lord Tarbeck in three pieces, but Lord Tytos was a gentler sort of lion, so Lady Tarbeck won a few more years for her lord (III: 504)
  • The Crakehalls have always been a big-boned family, and strong (III: 561)
  • House Estren of Wyndhall (III: 956)
  • House Plumm (III: 956)
  • House Greenfield, landed knights (III: 956. IV: 721)
  • House Kenning of Kayce (III: 956)
  • Tarbecks have had wives from House Osgrey in the past (TSS: 112)
  • Ironborn reavers carried off half the wealth and some hundred women of Fair Isle in 211, leaving Lord Farman to restore his defenses (TSS: 121)
  • During Daemon Blackfyre's rebellion, House Tarbeck kept a foot in both camps, lending part of its strength to each side (TSS: 135)
  • Robb Reyne was one of the great warriors who followed Daemon Blackfyre (TSS: 137)
  • Ossifer Plumm allegedly fathered a child after he died (IV: 174)
  • House Moreland, ruled by a lord (IV: 226, IV: 720)
  • House Bettley (IV: 230, 693)
  • House Hetherspoon, landed knights (IV: 356, 721)
  • House Yew, landed knights (IV: 491, 721)
  • House Ruttiger, landed knights (IV: 491, 721)
  • The Farmans have bannermen (IV: 539)
  • Lord Viserys Plumm was head of House Plumm in the reign of Aerys I. He had an alleged cousin, Ser Maynard, from a poorer branch of the family (TMK: 661)
  • During the first Blackfyre Rebellion, Lord Lefford was killed in battle outside the gates of Lannisport by Ser Quentyn Ball, who fought for the black dragon (TMK: 669)
  • The Golden Tooth is a small castle (SSM: 1)
  • The Lannister infantry is known for being particularly disciplined (SSM: 1)
  • The westerlands are the second strongest region in terms of military strength on land, and they have significant strength at sea behind the Reach and the Iron Islands (SSM: 1) The Cleganes
  • Gregor Clegane is five years older than his brother Sandor (I: 254)
  • At the age of 11 or 12, Gregor Clegane was nearly six feet tall and muscled like an ox. He was serving as a squire. When his younger brother stole a toy of his, he picked him up and held his face in a flaming brazier, disfiguring it permanently. It took three men to pull Gregor off of his young sibling, but Gregor's father publicly said that Sandor's bedding had simply caught on fire (I: 254)
  • Gregor Clegane was knighted four years afterwards, receiving the accolade from Rhaegar Targaryen himself (I: 254)
  • Gregor Clegane was a new-made knight of seventeen years at the sack of King's Landing. Some say it was Clegane who dashed Aegon Targaryen against a wall, and it was whispered afterwards that he raped the princess Elia before putting her to the sword (I: 263)
  • Gregor Clegane was one knight amongst thousands when Greyjoy's Rebellion was put down (I: 263)
  • Dark rumors swirl around Clegane. Two of his wives had died mysteriously, the keep is so grim that the dogs fear to enter the hall, and servants disappear unaccountably (I: 263)
  • Clegane's sister died young under strange circumstances, the fire that had disfigured his brother Sandor was seen as strange, and a hunting 'accident' took the life of Gregor Clegane's father. When he inherited the estate, his brother Sandor left immediately never to return, taking service with the Lannisters (I: 263)
  • The banner of the Cleganes is three black dogs on a yellow field (I: 572)
  • It is common knowledge in Casterly Rock that Gregor Clegane killed Elia Targaryen and her young son, and it is said that he raped the princess with the blood and viscera of her child on his hands (II: 203)
  • Sandor Clegane's grandfather was the founder of the house. He served as kennelmaster in Casterly Rock. One autumn the Lord Tytos was nearly killed by a lioness, but Clegane came up with his hounds and saved him. Three dogs died, and Sandor's grandfather lost his leg. In gratitude, Tytos Lannister gave him a towerhouse and lands and took his son to squire (II: 211)
  • The Clegane arms were chosen to memorialize the incident that raised up the family's fortunes. The three dogs on the yellow field recall the three hounds that died on the autumn grass (II: 211)
  • Sandor Clegane was in Lord Tywin's host during the Sack of King's Landing (SSM: 1)
  • The Clegane lands are southeast of Lannisport (SSM: 1)