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House Celtigar of Claw Isle

Red crabs strewn on white

General Information

Claw Isle is an island north of Dragonstone just off Crackclaw Point and is considered the ancient seat of the house, which is rumored to possess fabulous wealth kept hidden from the rest of the kingdom. The current lord of the house is old Ardrian Celtigar, called the Red Crab.


The Red Crab was captured after the battle at the Blackwater and was made to swear allegiance to King Joffrey. Ser Axell Florent and Salladhor Saan advocated razing Claw Isle in reprisal for his bending the knee, but Ser Davos Seaworth convinced Stannis against the plan.