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House Reed of Greywater Watch

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General Information

Greywater Watch is roughly located in the swamps of the Neck, southwest of Moat Cailin. It is built upon one of the strange floating islands of the swamps, making it impossible to find for ravens and thus there is no maester there. Lord Howland Reed rules there, Lord Eddard’s friend and companion and the only man beside him to survive the combat between Stark’s men and three of Kingsguard. Lord Stark credited Reed with saving his life from Ser Arthur Dayne. Since the end of that conflict, Lord Reed has not left the Neck.

Lord Reed’s children are Meera, a girl of fifteen years, and Jojen, a strange boy of thirteen years.

Information about House Reed that reveals spoilers from the books.