House Costayne

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House Costayne of Three Towers
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Coat of arms Quartered: a silver chalice on black, a black rose on gold
(Quarterly, first and fourth sable, a chalice argent, second and third or, a rose of the first)
Seat Three Towers
Current Lord Lord Tommen Costayne
Region the Reach
Overlord House Hightower

House Costayne of Three Towers is a noble house from Three Towers in the Reach, sworn to the Hightowers.[1] Three Towers is located on the southern coast of the Whispering Sound.[2]

They blazon their shield with quartered: a silver chalice on black, a black rose on gold.[3][4] Their words do not appear in the text.

History

Lord Owen Costayne of Three Towers declared for Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons, going against his Hightower overlords. He was mortally wounded by Ser Jon Roxton's Valyrian steel black blade, Orphan-Maker, during the Battle on the Honeywine.[5]

Lord Costayne fought for the Blackfyres during the Blackfyre Rebellion. The Costayne force that participated in the Battle of the Redgrass Field fought on the left of Daemon Blackfyre's host. After becoming Lord of Three Towers in his own right, his son participated in Lord Ambrose Butterwell's wedding festivities. The new Lord Costayne was married to the daughter of Lord Ambrose by his first wife. Lord Costayne was defeated at the Whitewalls Tourney by Ser Glendon Flowers. After the Second Blackfyre Rebellion was put down, a man in service to Lord Vyrwel claimed to have been one of Brynden Rivers' spies. He was promptly killed by a man in service to Lord Costayne.

Long Tom Costayne served in the Kingsguard for sixty years.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Aemon Costayne is among the seven singers selected to sing at Joffrey I's royal wedding.

A Feast for Crows

Samwell Tarly spots Three Towers as the Cinnamon Wind sails into Whispering Sound.

House Costayne at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship with the lord of the house there is also:

Historical Members

Behind the Scenes

House Costayne is a reference by George R. R. Martin to the author Thomas B. Costain.

References and Notes

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