House Bar Emmon

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House Bar Emmon of Sharp Point
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Coat of arms Fretty argent and white, a swordfish embowed haurient azure
Seat Sharp Point
Current Lord Duram Bar Emmon
Region Massey's Hook, the crownlands
Title Lord of Sharp Point
Overlord House Baratheon of Dragonstone

House Bar Emmon of Sharp Point is a noble house from Sharp Point in the crownlands. They are sworn to Dragonstone.

Their blazon is a leaping blue swordfish on fretty silver on white.[1][2] Their motto does not appear in the texts.

History

Togarion Bar Emmon was an Andal warlord who founded a small kingdom north of the Blackwater Rush during the Andal invasion, but he was opposed by the more powerful Darklyns of Duskendale. Togarion married the daughter of King Josua Massey of Stonedance, himself a rival to the Storm King Qarlton II Durrandon, and the Bar Emmons abandoned the Blackwater for Massey's Hook. Although Qarlton defeated Josua, Togarion drove the stormlanders from Stonedance, built Sharp Point as the new seat for House Bar Emmon, and established a kingdom on Massey's Hook with the son of Josua as a puppet. The region was eventually recovered by the stormlands, however.[3][3]

Prior to the War of Conquest, House Bar Emmon was sworn to House Durrandon, the Storm Kings from Storm's End, but had closer ties to House Targaryen of nearby Dragonstone. When Aegon the Conqueror launched his invasion of Westeros, the Bar Emmons supported him instead of the Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant. With the creation of the crownlands after the Conquest, the Bar Emmons became sworn to Dragonstone, instead of House Baratheon of Storm's End, who had replaced the Durrandons.[4]

Lord Bar Emmon was a member of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen's black council during the Dance of the Dragons.[5]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Stannis Baratheon complains that the lords sworn to Dragonstone, including Bar Emmon, are a poor crop.[6] House Bar Emmon's contribution to Stannis's fleet is the Swordfish.

Davos Seaworth sees Lord Duram Bar Emmon turning a splotchy grey during the burning of the sept of Dragonstone.[7]

A Storm of Swords

The Bar Emmon banners are seen in Castle Black after Stannis's arrival.[1]

House Bar Emmon at the end of the third century

The known Bar Emmons during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Historical Bar Emmons

References and Notes

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