House Blackmont

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House Blackmont of Blackmont
Coat of arms A black vulture with a pink infant in its claws, on yellow
(Or, a vulture volant sable clutching an infant carnation)
Seat Blackmont
Current Lord Lady Larra Blackmont
Region Dorne
Heir Jynessa Blackmont
Overlord House Martell

House Blackmont of Blackmont is a major Dornish noble house. Their seat, Blackmont, is on the banks of the Torentine in the Red Mountains of Dorne.

Their blazon is a black vulture with a pink infant in its claws on yellow.[1] Their words do not appear in the books.


The Blackmonts have long fought against the marcher lords of the Dornish Marches to the north.[2][3]

King Benedict Blackmont was defeated in Nymeria's War and was one of the six kings sent to the Wall by Nymeria.[4] The Blackmonts also unsuccessfully supported House Yronwood against House Nymeros Martell during the war.[5]

According to a semi-canon source, one of the Vulture Kings may have been a Blackmont.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lady Larra Blackmont, daughter Jynessa, and son Perros are among the Dornish nobles that accompany Oberyn Martell to King's Landing.

A Feast for Crows

Lady Blackmont's offspring are among the favorite children hosted by Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne, at the Water Gardens.

House Blackmont at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members

References and Notes

  1. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Blackmont.
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, Queer Customs of the South.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, The Coming of the Rhoynar.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, Ten Thousand Ships.
  6. So Spake Martin: US Signing Tour (Madison, WI), November 14, 2005
  7. The World of Ice and Fire.

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