A horn is a popular instrument in A Song of Ice and Fire for quick and easy communication. To sound a horn people blow air into it. Horns are used during times of peace and during times of war.
A horn is often made from the horn of a horned animal, such as an aurochs and even a dragon.. Horns can come in various sizes. They can be banded with metals, such as bronze or gold. A Valyrian dragon horn can have Valyrian glyphs written upon it.
Horns can be used for different purposes, such as to announce arrival, as in for example, the Night's Watch where a sentry’s horn is sounded when rangers return to the Wall, a single blast means rangers returning.. To sound the alarum , to rouse a camp . To herald the coming of a pit fighter.. A warhorn’s sound can be long and low. and can carry far and wide.
- Horn of Winter
- Horn of Herrock
- Dragon horns
- old warhorn
- House Celtigar horn
- Big Liddle’s warhorn
- Rory’s horn
- Tormund Horn-Blower’s warhorn
- Alester Oakheart’s warhorn 
|“||Rory lifted his great horn to his lips and blew. AAAAhooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. ||”|
|“||A sentry’s horn greeted them as they approached, sounding from on high like the cry of some, huge, deep-throated bird, a single long blast the meant rangers returning. ||”|
|“||AHooooooooooooooooooooooo, the warhorn cried, long and loaw, a sound to curdle blood. Asha began to hate the sound of horns. On Old Wyk her uncle’s hellhorn had blown a death knell for her dream, and now Hagen was sounding what might well be her last hour on earth. ||”|
|“||The gate tuned out to be closed but not barred; it gave way at the second blow, and Ser Franklyn’s men were halfway up the throat before a warhorn sounded the alarum from the castle proper. ||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Bad reference param2.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 35, Jon VII.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 62, The Sacrifice.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 59, The Discarded Knight.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.