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The Appendix is a quick-glance site for information on the characters. Within the appendix is the list of characters and their general associations.

The Kings and Their Courts

The Queen Regent

CERSEI LANNISTER, the First of Her Name, widow of {King Robert I Baratheon}, Queen Dowager, Protector of the Realm, Lady of Casterly Rock, and Queen Regent,

  • Queen Cersei's children:
  • Queen Cersei's brothers:
  • Queen Cersei's uncles, aunt and cousins:
  • SER LANCEL, Ser Kevan's son, her cousin, formerly King Robert's squire and Cersei's lover, newly raised Lord of Darry,
  • {WILLEM}, Ser Kevan's son, murdered at Riverrun,
  • MARTYN, twin to Willem, a squire,
  • JANEI, Ser Kevan's daughter, a girl of three,
  • {SER CLEOS FREY}, Genna's son, killed by outlaws,
  • SER LYONEL FREY, Lady Genna's second son,
  • {TION FREY}, Genna's son, murdered at Riverrun,
  • WALDER FREY, called RED WALDER FREY, Lady Genna's youngest son, a page at Casterly Rock,
  • King Tommen's small council:
  • Cersei's household at King's Landing:
  • Margaery's court at King's Landing:
  • ARRYK and ERRYK, Lady Olenna's guards, twins seven feet tall called LEFT and RIGHT,
  • SER LORAS TYRELL, her youngest brother, the Knight of Flowers, a Sworn Brother of the Kingsguard,
  • Margaery's lady companions:
  • PAXTER REDWYNE, Lord of the Arbor,
  • MATHIS ROWAN, Lord of Goldengrove,
  • SER WILLAM WYTHERS, Margaery's captain of the guards,
  • Cersei's court at King's Landing,
  • LADY FALYSE, her elder daughter and heir,
  • LADY LOLLYS, her younger daughter, great with child but weak of wit,
  • SER BRONN OF THE BLACKWATER, Lady Lollys's husband, a former sellsword,
  • {SHAE}, a camp follower serving as Lollys's bedmaid, strangled in Lord Tywin's bed,
  • MAESTER FRENKEN, in Lady Tanda's service,
  • THE HIGH SEPTON, Father of the Faithful, Voice of the Seven on Earth, an old man and frail,
  • CHATAYA, proprietor of an expensive brothel,

King Tommen's banner shows the crowned stag of Baratheon, black on gold, and the lion of Lannister, gold on crimson, combatant.

The King at the Wall

STANNIS BARATHEON, the First of His Name, second son of Lord Steffon Baratheon and Lady Cassana of House Estermont, Lord of Dragonstone, styling himself King of Westeros,

  • PRINCESS SHIREEN, their daughter, a girl of eleven,
  • Stannis's court at Castle Black:
  • Rayder's son by his wife, {DALLA}, a newborn as yet unnamed, "the wildling prince,"
  • GILLY, the babe's wet nurse, a wildling girl,
  • her son, another newborn as yet unnamed, fathered by her father {CRASTER},
  • Stannis's garrison at Dragonstone:
  • SER ROLLAND STORM, called THE BASTARD OF NIGHTSONG, a king's man, castellan of Dragonstone,
  • MAESTER PYLOS, healer, tutor, counselor,
  • "PORRIDGE" and "LAMPREY", two gaolers,
  • lords sworn to Dragonstone:
  • lords sworn to Storm's End:
  • SER ALYN, Ser Aemon's son, likewise with King Tommen in King's Landing,
  • SER LOMAS, brother of Lord Eldon, uncle and supporter of King Stannis, at Storm's End,
  • SER ANDREW, Ser Lomas's son, protecting Edric Storm upon the narrow sea,
  • MARYA, his wife, a carpenter's daughter,

Stannis has taken for his banner the fiery heart of the Lord of Light; a red heart surrounded by orange flames upon a yellow field. Within the heart is the crowned stag of House Baratheon, in black.

King of the Isles and the North

The Greyjoys of Pyke claim descent from the Grey King of the Age of Heroes. Legend says the Grey King ruled the sea itself and took a mermaid to wife. Aegon the Dragon ended the line of the last King of the Iron Islands, but allowed the ironborn to revive their ancient custom and choose who should have the primacy among them. They chose Lord Vickon Greyjoy of Pyke. The Greyjoy sigil is a golden kraken upon a black field. Their words are We Do Not Sow.

Balon Greyjoy's first rebellion against the Iron Throne was put down by King Robert I Baratheon and Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell, but in the chaos following Robert's death Lord Balon named himself king once more, and sent his ships to attack the north.

{BALON GREYJOY}, the Ninth of His Name Since the Grey King, King of the Iron Islands and the North, King of Salt and Rock, Son of the Sea Wind, and Lord Reaper of Pyke, killed in a fall,

  • King Balon's brothers and half brothers:
  • {ROBIN}, died in infancy,
  • King Balon's household on Pyke:
  • MAESTER WENDAMYR, healer and counselor,
  • HELYA, keeper of the castle,
  • King Balon's warriors and sworn swords:
  • ERIK IRONMAKER, called ERIK ANVIL-BREAKER and ERIK THE JUST, an old man, once a famed captain and raider,
  • ASHA GREYJOY, only daughter of Balon Greyjoy, a captain of the Black Wind,
  • VICTARION GREYJOY, brother to Balon Greyjoy, master of the Iron Victory and Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet,
  • EURON GREYJOY, called THE CROW'S EYE, brother to Balon Greyjoy and captain of the Silence,
  • Balon's bannermen, the Lords of the Iron Islands:
  • {HARREN}, his eldest son, killed at Moat Cailin,
  • TRISTIFER, his second son and rightful heir, dispossessed by his uncle,
  • SYMOND, HARLON, VICKON, and BENNARION, his younger sons, likewise dispossessed,
  • GERMUND, his brother, made Lord of Lordsport,
  • WEX, a mute boy of twelve years, bastard son of Sargon, squire to Theon Greyjoy,
  • Lord Rodrik's household:
  • ON THE LESSER ISLANDS AND ROCKS

Other Houses Great and Small

House Arryn

The Arryns are descended from the Kings of Mountain and Vale. Their sigil is a white moon-and-falcon upon a sky-blue field. House Arryn has taken no part in the War of the Five Kings. Their Arryn words are As High as Honor.

ROBERT ARRYN, Lord of the Eyrie, Defender of the Vale, styled by his mother True Warden of the East, a sickly boy of eight years, sometimes called SWEETROBIN,

  • ALAYNE STONE, Lord Petyr's natural daughter, a maid of three-and-ten, actually Sansa Stark,
  • SER LOTHOR BRUNE, a sellsword in Lord Petyr's service, the Eyrie's captain of the guards,
  • OSWELL, a grizzled man-at-arms in Lord Petyr's service, sometimes called KETTLEBLACK,
  • Lord Robert's household at the Eyrie:
  • MARILLION, a handsome young singer much favored by Lady Lysa and accused of her murder,
  • MAESTER COLEMON, counselor, healer, and tutor,
  • MORD, a brutal gaoler with teeth of gold,
  • GRETCHEL, MADDY and MELA, servingwomen,
  • Lord Robert's bannermen, the Lords of the Vale:
  • SER ALBAR, Lord Nestor's son and heir,
  • MYRANDA, called RANDA, Lord Nestor's daughter, a widow, but scarce used,
  • Lord Nestor's household:
  • TERRANCE, his son and heir, a young squire,
  • the Lords Declarant, bannermen of House Arryn joined together in defense of young Lord Robert:
  • SER ANDAR, Bronze Yohn's sole surviving son, and heir to Runestone,
  • Bronze Yohn's household:
  • Bronze Yohn's bannermen and sworn swords:
  • SER MORTON, her eldest son and heir,
  • SER DONNEL, her second son, the Knight of the Gate,
  • WALLACE, her youngest son,
  • HARROLD HARDYNG, her ward, a squire oft called HARRY THE HEIR,
  • SER GILWOOD, Lord Eon's eldest son and heir, now called YOUNG LORD HUNTER,
  • SER EUSTACE, Lord Eon's second son,
  • SER HARLAN, Lord Eon's youngest son,
  • Young Lord Hunter's household:
  • MAESTER WILLAMEN, counselor, healer, tutor,

House Florent

The Florents of Brightwater Keep are bannermen of Highgarden. At the outset of the War of the Five Kings, Lord Alester Florent followed his liege lord in declaring for King Renly while his brother Ser Axell chose Stannis, husband to his niece Selyse. After Renly's death, Lord Alester went over to Stannis as well, with all the strength of Brightwater. Stannis made Lord Alester his Hand, and gave command of his fleet to Ser Imry Florent, his wife's brother. The fleet and Ser Imry both were lost in the Battle of Blackwater, and Lord Alester's efforts to negotiate a peace after the defeat were regarded by King Stannis as treason. He was given to the red priestess Melisandre, who burned him as a sacrifice to R'hllor.

The Iron Throne has also named the Florents traitors for their support of Stannis and his rebellion. They were attainted, and Brightwater Keep and its lands were awarded to Ser Garlan Tyrell.

The sigil of House Florent shows a fox head in a circle of flowers.

{ALESTER FLORENT}, Lord of Brightwater, burned as a traitor,

  • his siblings,
  • SER COLIN, castellan at Brightwater Keep,
  • MAESTER OMER, Ser Colin's eldest son, in service at Old Oak,
  • MERRELL, Ser Colin's youngest son, a squire on the Arbor,

House Frey

The Freys are bannermen to House Tully, but have not always been diligent in their duty. At the onset of the War of the Five Kings, Robb Stark won Lord Walder's allegiance by pledging to marry one of his daughters or granddaughters. When he wed Lady Jeyne Westerling instead, the Freys conspired with Roose Bolton and murdered the Young Wolf and his followers at what became known as the Red Wedding.

WALDER FREY, Lord of the Crossing,

  • Edwyn's daughter, WALDA, a girl of nine,
  • Petyr's daughter, PERRA, a girl of five,
  • Walton's son, STEFFON, called THE SWEET,
  • Walton's daughter, WALDA, called FAIR WALDA,
  • Walton's son, BRYAN, a squire,
  • Rhaegar's son, ROBERT, a boy of thirteen,
  • Rhaegar's daughter WALDA, a girl of eleven, called WHITE WALDA,
  • Rhaegar's son, JONOS, a boy of eight,



  • Arwood's daughter, RYELLA, a girl of five,
  • Arwood's twin sons, ANDROW and ALYN, four,
  • Arwood's daughter, HOSTELLA, a newborn babe,
  • {many stillbirths and miscarriages},
  • Raymund's son, ROBERT, an acolyte at the Citadel,
  • Raymund's son, MALWYN, serving with alchemist in Lys,
  • Raymund's twin daughters, SERRA and SARRA,
  • Raymund's daughter, CERSEI, called LITTLE BEE,
  • Raymund's twin sons, JAIME and TYWIN, newborn,


  • LOTHAR, Lord Walder's twelfth son, called LAME LOTHAR, m. Leonella Lefford,
  • Lothar's daughter, TYSANE, a girl of seven,
  • Lothar's daughter, WALDA, a girl of five,
  • Lothar's daughter, EMBERLEI, a girl of three,
  • Lothar's daughter, LEANA, a newborn babe,
  • TYTA, Lord Walder's daughter, called TYTA THE MAID,


  • no progeny,


  • Benfrey's daughter, DELLA, called DEAF DELLA, a girl of three,
  • Benfrey's son, OSMUND, a boy of two,


  • by his seventh wife, {LADY ANNARA of House Farring}:
  • ARWYN, Lord Walder's daughter, a maid of fourteen,
  • WENDEL, Lord Walder's nineteenth son, thirteen a page at Seagard,
  • COLMAR, Lord Walder's twentieth son, eleven and promised to the Faith,
  • WALTYR, called TYR, Lord Walder's twenty-first son, ten,
  • ELMAR, Lord Walder's lastborn son, a boy of nine briefly betrothed to Arya Stark,
  • SHIREI, Lord Walder's youngest child, a girl of seven,


  • presently with child,


  • Lord Walder's natural children, by sundry mothers,

House Hightower

The Hightowers of Oldtown are among the oldest and proudest of the Great Houses of Westeros, tracing their descent back to the First Men. Once kings, they have ruled Oldtown and its environs since the Dawn of Days, welcoming the Andals rather than resisting them, and later bending the knee to the Kings of the Reach and giving up their crowns whilst retaining all their ancient privileges. Though powerful and immensely wealthy, the Lords of the High Tower have traditionally preferred trade to battle, and have seldom played a large part in the wars of Westeros. The Hightowers were instrumental in the founding of the Citadel and continue to protect it to this day. Subtle and sophisticated, they have always been great patrons of learning and the Faith, and it is said that certain of them have also dabbled in alchemy, necromancy, and other sorcerous arts.

The arms of House Hightower show a stepped white tower crowned with fire on a smoke-grey field. The House words are We Light the Way.

LEYTON HIGHTOWER, Voice of Oldtown, Lord of the Port, Lord of the High Tower, Defender of the Citadel, Beacon of the South, called THE OLD MAN OF OLDTOWN,

  • her son, DENYS, a squire,


  • Lord Leyton's bannermen:
  • the people of Oldtown:
  • EMMA, a serving wench at the Quill and Tankard, where the women are willing and the cider is fearsomely strong,
  • ROSEY, her daughter, a girl of five-and-ten whose maidenhead will cost a golden dragon,


  • ARCHMAESTER NORREN, Seneschal for the waning year, whose ring and rod and mask are electrum,
  • ARCHMAESTER THEOBALD, Seneschal for the coming year, whose ring and rod and mask are lead,
  • ARCHMAESTER EBROSE, the healer, whose ring and rod and mask are silver,
  • ARCHMAESTER MARWYN, called MARWYN THE MAGE, whose ring and rod and mask are Valyrian steel,
  • ARCHMAESTER PERESTAN, the historian, whose ring and rod and mask are copper,
  • ARCHMAESTER VAELLYN, called VINEGAR VAELLYN, the stargazer, whose ring and rod and mask are bronze,
  • ARCHMAESTER RYAM, whose ring and rod and mask are yellow gold,
  • ARCHMAESTER WALGRAVE, an old man of uncertain wit, whose ring and rod and mask are black iron,
  • GALLARD, CASTOS, ZARABELO, BENEDICT, GARIZON, NYMOS, CETHERES, WILLIFER, MOLLOS, HARODON, GUYNE, AGRIVANE, OCLEY, archmaesters all,


  • maesters, acolytes, and novices of the Citadel:
  • MAESTER GORMON, who oft serves in Walgrave's stead,
  • ARMEN, an acolyte of four links, called THE ACOLYTE,
  • ALLERAS, called THE SPHINX, an acolyte of three links, a devoted archer,
  • ROBERT FREY, sixteen, an acolyte of two links,
  • LORCAS, an acolyte of nine links, in service to the Seneschal,
  • LEO TYRELL, called LAZY LEO, a highborn novice,
  • MOLLANDER, a novice, born with a club foot,
  • PATE, who tends Archmaester Walgrave's ravens, a novice of little promise,
  • ROONE, a young novice.

House Lannister

The Lannisters of Casterly Rock remain the principal support of King Tommen's claim to the Iron Throne. They boast of descent from Lann the Clever, the legendary trickster of the Age of Heroes. The gold of Casterly Rock and the Golden Tooth has made them the wealthiest of the Great Houses. The Lannister sigil is a golden lion upon a crimson field. Their words are Hear Me Roar!

{TYWIN LANNISTER}, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport, Warden of the West, and Hand of the King, murdered by his dwarf son in his privy,

  • Lord Tywin's children:
  • CERSEI, twin to Jaime, now Lady of Casterly Rock,
  • SER JAIME, twin to Cersei, called THE KINGSLAYER,
  • TYRION, called THE IMP, dwarf and kinslayer,


  • Lord Tywin's siblings and their offspring:
  • Cleos's eldest son, SER TYWIN FREY, called TY, now heir to Riverrun,
  • Cleos's second son, WILLEM FREY, a squire,
  • Genna's second son, SER LYONEL FREY,
  • Genna's third son, {TION FREY}, a squire, murdered while a captive at Riverrun,
  • Genna's youngest son, WALDER FREY, called RED WALDER, a page at Casterly Rock,
  • WHITESMILE WAT, a singer in service to Lady Genna,
  • TYREK, Tygett's son, missing and feared dead,
  • JOY HILL, Gerion's bastard daughter, eleven,
  • Lord Tywin's other close kin:
  • the household at Casterly Rock:
  • bannermen and sworn swords, Lords of the West,
  • Roland's brother, {SER BURTON}, slain by outlaws,
  • Roland's son and heir, SER TYBOLT,
  • Roland's son, SER LYLE, called STRONGBOAR,
  • Roland's youngest son, SER MERLON,
  • Ser Steffon's daughter, JOANNA,
  • their children:

House Martell

Dorne was the last of the Seven Kingdoms to swear fealty to the Iron Throne. Blood, custom, geography, and history all helped to set the Dornishmen apart from the other kingdoms. At the outbreak of the War of the Five Kings Dorne took no part, but when Myrcella Baratheon was betrothed to Prince Trystane, Sunspear declared its support for King Joffrey. The Martell banner is a red sun pierced by a golden spear. Their words are Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.

DORAN NYMEROS MARTELL, Lord of Sunspear, Prince of Dorne,

  • PRINCESS ARIANNE, heir to Sunspear,
  • Prince Doran's siblings:
  • {RHAENYS TARGARYEN}, her young daughter, murdered during the Sack of King's Landing,
  • {AEGON TARGARYEN}, a babe at the breast, murdered during the Sack of King's Landing,
  • ELLARIA SAND, Prince Oberyn's paramour, natural daughter of Lord Harmen Uller,
  • THE SAND SNAKES, Oberyn's bastard daughters:
  • OBARA, eight-and-twenty, Oberyn's daughter by an Oldtown whore,
  • NYMERIA, called LADY NYM, five-and-twenty, his daughter by a noblewomen of Volantis,
  • TYENE, three-and-twenty, Oberyn's daughter by a septa,
  • SARELLA, nineteen, his daughter by a trader, captain of the Feathered Kiss,
  • ELIA, fourteen, his daughter by Ellaria Sand,
  • OBELLA, twelve, his daughter by Ellaria Sand,
  • DOREA, eight, his daughter by Ellaria Sand,
  • LOREZA, six, his daughter by Ellaria Sand,
  • AREO HOTAH, of Norvos, captain of the guards,
  • MAESTER CALEOTTE, counselor, healer, and tutor,
  • threescore children of both high and common birth, sons and daughters of lords, knights, orphans, merchants, craftsmen, and peasants, his wards,
  • Prince Doran's court, at Sunspear,
  • PRINCESS MYRCELLA BARATHEON, his ward, betrothed to Prince Trystane,
  • Prince Doran's bannermen, the Lords of Dorne:
  • SER CLETUS, his son, known for a lazy eye,
  • MAESTER KEDRY, healer, tutor, and counselor,
  • ELLARIA SAND, his natural daughter,
  • SER ULLWYCK ULLER, his brother,
  • SER RYON, her son and heir,
  • SER DAEMON SAND, Ryon's natural son, the Bastard of Godsgrace,
  • SER GULIAN, his eldest son and heir,
  • SER ARRON, his second son,
  • SYLVA, his daughter and heir, called SPOTTED SYLVA for her freckles,
  • MYRIA, his daughter and heir,

House Stark

The Starks trace their descent from Brandon the Builder and the Kings of Winter. For thousands of years, they ruled from Winterfell as Kings in the North, until Torrhen Stark, the King Who Knelt, chose to swear fealty to Aegon the Dragon rather than give battle. When Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell was executed by King Joffrey, the northmen foreswore their loyalty to the Iron Throne and proclaimed Lord Eddard's son Robb as King in the North. During the War of the Five Kings, he won every battle, but was betrayed and murdered by the Freys and Boltons at the Twins during his uncle's wedding.

{ROBB STARK}, King in the North, King of the Trident, Lord of Winterfell, eldest son of Lord Eddard Stark and Lady Catelyn of House Tully, a youth of sixteen called THE YOUNG WOLF, murdered at the Red Wedding,

  • {GREY WIND}, his direwolf, killed at the Red Wedding,
  • his trueborn siblings:
  • ARYA, a girl of eleven, missing and thought dead,
  • NYMERIA, her direwolf, prowling the riverlands,
  • BRANDON, called BRAN, a crippled boy of nine, heir to Winterfell, believed dead,
  • SUMMER, his direwolf
  • Bran's companions and protectors:
  • RICKON, a boy of four, believed dead,
  • SHAGGYDOG, his direwolf, black and savage,
  • Rickon's companion, OSHA, a wildling once captive at Winterfell,
  • GHOST, Jon's direwolf, white and silent,
  • Robb's sworn swords:
  • Robb's uncles and cousins:
  • their son, ROBERT ARRYN, Lord of the Eyrie and Defender of the Vale, a sickly boy,


  • the Young Wolf's bannermen, the Lords of the North:
  • {DOMERIC}, his trueborn son and heir, died of a bad belly,
  • RAMSAY BOLTON (formerly RAMSAY SNOW), Roose's natural son, called THE BASTARD OF BOLTON, castellan of the Dreadfort,
  • {JON}, called THE SMALLJON, the Greatjon's eldest son and heir, slain at the Red Wedding,
  • MORS, called CROWFOOD, uncle to the Greatjon, castellan at the Last Hearth,
  • HOTHER, called WHORESBANE, uncle to the Greatjon, likewise castellan at the Last Hearth,
  • GAWEN, a boy of three,
  • ERENA, a babe at the breast,
  • his wife, JYANA, of the crannogmen,
  • their children:
  • MEERA, a young huntress,
  • JOJEN, a boy blessed with green sight,
  • WYNAFRYD, their daughter, a maid of nineteen years,
  • WYLLA, their daughter, a maid of fifteen years,
  • SER JORAH MORMONT, Lord Jeor's son, once Lord of Bear Island in his own right, a knight condemned and exiled,
  • {BENFRED}, his son and heir, slain by ironmen on the Stony Shore,
  • EDDARA, his daughter, captive at Torrhen's Square,
  • {LEOBALD}, his brother, killed at Winterfell,
  • JONELLE, his sister, a maid of two-and-thirty,

The Stark arms show a grey direwolf racing across an ice-white field. The Stark words are Winter Is Coming.

House Tully

Lord Edmyn Tully of Riverrun was one of the first of the river lords to swear fealty to Aegon the Conqueror. King Aegon rewarded him by raising House Tully to dominion over all the lands of the Trident. The Tully sigil is a leaping trout, silver, on a field of rippling blue and red. The Tully words are Family, Duty, Honor.

EDMURE TULLY, Lord of Riverrun, taken captive at his wedding and held prisoner by the Freys,


  • Edmure's bannermen, the Lords of the Trident,
  • {LUCAS}, his son, slain at the Red Wedding,
  • his son and heir, SER MARQ PIPER, taken captive at the Red Wedding,

House Tyrell

The Tyrells rose to power as stewards to the Kings of the Reach, though they claim descent from Garth Greenhand, gardener king of the First Men. When the last king of House Gardener was slain on the Field of Fire, his steward Harlen Tyrell surrendered Highgarden to Aegon the Conqueror. Aegon granted him the castle and dominion over the Reach. Mace Tyrell declared his support for Renly Baratheon at the onset of the War of the Five Kings, and gave him the hand of his daughter Margaery. Upon Renly's death, Highgarden made alliance with House Lannister, and Margaery was betrothed to King Joffrey.

MACE TYRELL, Lord of Highgarden, Warden of the South, Defender of the Marches, and High Marshal of the Reach,

  • WILLAS, their eldest son, heir to Highgarden,
  • SER GARLAN, called THE GALLANT, their second son, newly raised to Lord of Brightwater,
  • SER LORAS, the Knight of Flowers, their youngest son, a Sworn Brother of the Kingsguard,
  • MARGAERY, their daughter, twice wed and twice widowed,
  • ARRYK and ERRYK, her guardsmen, twins seven feet tall called LEFT and RIGHT,
  • Mace's sisters:
  • Mace's uncles and cousins:
  • Mace's uncle, GARTH, called THE GROSS, Lord Seneschal of Highgarden,
  • Theodore's daughter, ELINOR,
  • Thedoroe's son, LUTHOR, a squire,
  • Moryn's son LEO, called LEO THE LAZY, a novice at the Citadel of Oldtown,
  • Mace's uncle, MAESTER GORMON, serving at the Citadel,
  • Mace's cousin, {SER QUENTIN}, died at Ashford,
  • their daughter, LADY ALYSANNE BULWER, eight,


  • Mace's household at Highgarden:


  • his bannermen, the Lords of the Reach:
  • SER HORAS and SER HOBBER, his twin sons,
  • Lord Paxter's healer, MAESTER BALLABAR,
  • Lady Arwyn's youngest son, SER ARYS, a Sworn Brother of the Kingsguard,
  • LADY TAENA, his wife, a woman of Myr,


  • his knights and sworn swords:

The Tyrell sigil is a golden rose on a green-grass field. Their words are Growing Strong.

Rebels and Rogues, Smallfolk and Sworn Brothers

Lordlings, Wanderers and Common Men

  • BRIENNE, THE MAID OF TARTH, also called BRIENNE THE BEAUTY, a maiden on a quest,
  • SER RUFUS LEEK, a one-legged knight in his service, castellan of the Dun Fort at Duskendale,


  • JEYNE HEDDLE, called LONG JEYNE, innkeep, a tall young wench of eighteen years,
  • WILLOW, her sister, stern with a spoon,



  • Lady Amerei's mother, LADY MARIYA of House Darry, widowed wife of Merrett Frey,
  • Lady Amerei's sister, MARISSA, a maid of thirteen,
  • SER HARWYN PLUMM, called HARDSTONE, commander of the garrison,
  • MAESTER OTTOMORE, healer, tutor, and advisor,


  • SHARNA, the innkeep, a cook and midwife,
  • her husband, called HUSBAND,
  • BOY, an orphan of the war,
  • HOT PIE, a baker's boy, now orphaned.

Outlaws and Broken Men

{BERIC DONDARRION}, once Lord of Blackhaven, six times slain,


LADY STONEHEART, a hooded woman, sometimes called MOTHER MERCY, THE SILENT SISTER, and THE HANGWOMAN,


SANDOR CLEGANE, called THE HOUND, once King Joffrey's sworn shield, later a Sworn Brother of the Kingsguard, last seen feverish and dying beside the Trident,


{VARGO HOAT} of the Free City of Qohor, called THE GOAT, a sellsword captain of slobbery speech, slain at Harrenhal by Ser Gregor Clegane,


  • at the Peach, a brothel in Stoney Sept:
  • TANSY, the red-haired proprietor,
  • here and there and elsewhere:
  • his young caretaker, MAESTER ROONE,

The Sworn Brothers of the Night's Watch

JON SNOW, the Bastard of Winterfell, nine-hundred-and-ninety-eighth Lord Commander of the Night's Watch,


THE MEN OF CASTLE BLACK


THE MEN OF THE SHADOW TOWER

SER DENYS MALLISTER, Commander, Shadow Tower,


THE MEN OF EASTWATCH-BY-THE-SEA

COTTER PYKE, Commander


AT CRASTER'S KEEP (THE BETRAYERS)

The Wildlings, or The Free Folk

MANCE RAYDER, King-beyond-the-Wall, a captive at Castle Black,

  • VAL, Dalla's youngest sister, "the wildling princess," a captive at Castle Black,
  • wildling chiefs and captains:
  • {HARMA}, called DOGSHEAD, slain beneath the Wall,
  • THE LORD OF BONES, mocked as RATTLESHIRT, a raider and leader of a war band, captive at Castle Black,
  • {STYR}, Magnar of Thenn, slain attacking Castle Black,
  • SIGORN, Styr's son, the new Magnar of Thenn,
  • TORMUND, Mead-King of Ruddy Hall, called GIANTSBANE, TALL-TALKER, HORN-BLOWER, and BREAKER OF ICE, also THUNDERFIST, HUSBAND TO BEARS, SPEAKER TO GODS, and FATHER OF HOSTS,
  • GILLY, his daughter and wife,
  • Gilly's newborn son, not yet named,

Beyond the Narrow Sea

The Queen Across the Water

DAENERYS TARGARYEN, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, called DAENERYS STORMBORN, the UNBURNT, MOTHER OF DRAGONS,

  • her brother {VISERYS}, the Third of His Name, called THE BEGGAR KING, crowned with molten gold,
  • her lord husband, {DROGO}, a khal of the Dothraki, died of a wound gone bad,
  • SER BARRISTAN SELMY, called BARRISTAN THE BOLD, once Lord Commander of King Robert's Kingsguard,
  • JHOGO, ko and bloodrider, the whip,
  • AGGO, ko and bloodrider, the bow,
  • RAKHARO, ko and bloodrider, the arakh,
  • STRONG BELWAS, eunuch and former fighting slave,


  • her captains and commanders:


  • her handmaids:


  • her known and suspected enemies:


  • her uncertain allies, past and present:
  • KHAL JOMMO, sometime ally of Khal Drogo.

The Targaryens are the blood of the dragon, descended from the high lords of the ancient Freehold of Valyria, their heritage marked by lilac, indigo, and violet eyes and hair of silver-gold. To preserve their blood and keep it pure, House Targaryen has oft wed brother to sister, cousin to cousin, uncle to niece. The founder of the dynasty, Aegon the Conqueror, took both his sisters to wife and fathered sons on each. The Targaryen banner is a three-headed dragon, red on black, the three heads representing Aegon and his sisters. The Targaryen words are Fire and Blood.

In Braavos

FERREGO ANTARYON, Sealord of Braavos,

  • LANNA her daughter, a young whore,
  • CASSO, KING OF THE SEALS, his trained seal,
  • LITTLE NARBO, his sometime partner,

References and Notes

  1. The appendices of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons list Roger, Rickard, and Roose as Rodrik's quarrelsome cousins, but the text of A Dance with Dragons specifies them as his sons in 20. Reek II and 32. Reek III.

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