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House Piper of Pinkmaiden

A dancing maiden pink in a swirl of white silk, on blue (© RMB)

General Information

Pinkmaiden is located near the Red Fork, roughly halfway betweens it source and Riverrun. Their motto is, “Brave and Beautiful.” The only member of the house to appear is Ser Marq Piper, heir to his father Lord Clement. He is a hot-tempered and rash young man, and fast friends with Ser Edmure Tully.


Lord Clement was at the Golden Tooth when the Kingslayer’s smashed through the forces, but he managed to escape to Riverrun. His whereabouts since then are uncertain, though it may be reasonable to assume he returned to Pinkmaiden when King Robb gave the riverlords leave to defend their own castles. Ser Marq Piper has won some small victories against the Lannisters with Lord Karyl Vance. At the Red Wedding, Ser Marq was captured and his lord father was quick to seek pardon.