|House Belmore of Strongsong|
|Coat of arms||
Six silver bells, 3, 2, 1, on a purple field|
(Purpure, six bells, 3, 2, 1, argent)
|Lord||Lord Benedar Belmore|
|Title||Lord of Strongsong|
House Belmore of Strongsong is a noble house from Strongsong in the Vale. They are one of the more powerful noble houses sworn to House Arryn. Their arms are six silver bells on purple, 3-2-1. Their words do not appear in the books.
The Belmores are of First Man origin. During the Andal invasion, they allied with Robar II Royce against the Andals. Robar's forces were defeated in the Battle of the Seven Stars, however, and the Belmores submitted to Artys I Arryn, the new King of Mountain and Vale.
A Storm of Swords
Ser Marwyn Belmore is Lysa's captain of the guards at the Eyrie, and he is mocked by Marillion, who names him Ser Ding-Dong. When Petyr Baelish marries Lysa, he replaces Marwyn with Ser Lothor Brune as the captain of the guards.
A Feast for Crows
Lord Benedar Belmore is one of the six Lords Declarant. He is the first to arrive at the Gates of the Moon and blocks the food supplies. Petyr does not consider Lord Belmore as a threat, since he is corrupt and can be bought. After the parley at the Eyrie, Lord Belmore befriends Petyr and attends the wedding of Lord Lyonel Corbray in Gulltown that most of the other Lords Declarant shun.
Ser Marwyn is now the captain of the guards at the Gates of the Moon.
House Belmore at the end of the third century
The known Belmores during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Benedar Belmore, Lord of Strongsong. A fat grey-bearded man.
With unspecified familiar relationship with the lord of the house there is also:
- Ser Marwyn Belmore, a knight. Captain of the guards at the Eyrie.
- The mother of Ser Elbert Arryn was a Belmore.