Bear Island is in the far north, in the Bay of Ice. Heavily wooded, the hall of the Mormonts is made of logs. Legend has it that King Rodrik Stark won Bear Island in a wrestling match (presumably from the ironborn king who controlled it at the time) and gave it to the Mormonts. Their motto is, “Here We Stand.”
Lady Maege Mormont rules after her brother Jeor Mormont joined the Night’s Watch and his son Ser Jorah fled with his wife Lynesse of House Hightower to the Free Cities after having been found out when he sold some poachers to a Tyroshi slaver. Lady Mormont’s heir is Dacey Mormont, a tall, lanky warrior-woman.