Harwin Strong

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Harwin Strong
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Alias Breakbones
Brokenbones
Title Ser
Captain
Allegiance House Strong
City Watch of King's Landing
Rhaenyra Targaryen
Blacks
Born In 90 AC or before[1]
Died In 120 AC, at Harrenhal
Book(s) The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Ser Harwin Strong, known as Breakbones, was a knight from House Strong and heir to Harrenhal. He also served as a captain in the City Watch of King's Landing. The rumored lover of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Harwin is believed by some to have been the real father of her first three children, (Jacaerys, Lucerys, and Joffrey Velaryon).[2]

Appearance and Character

Harwin was said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms in his day.[3]

History

Princess Rhaenyra granted Harwin her favor at the tourney celebrating her wedding with Ser Laenor Velaryon. At that tourney, Ser Criston Cole broke his collarbone and shattered his elbow. Thereafter the fool Mushroom called him Brokenbones.[3]

When Rhaenyra moved to Dragonstone in 114 AC, Harwin went with her as her personal sworn shield and the leader of the blacks.[4]

Harwin died in a fire at Harrenhal that also killed his father, Lord Lyonel Strong. The fire was blamed on the curse of Harrenhal. Other non-mystical suspects included:

Family

 
 
 
Lyonel
 
3 Wives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harwin
 
Larys
 
Unknown daughter
 
Unknown daughter
 
 
 
Grandsons


References and Notes

  1. See the Harwin Strong calculation.
  2. The Princess and the Queen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 The Rogue Prince.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.

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