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House Botley of Lordsport
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Coat of arms Vert, semy of fishes argent
Seat Lordsport
Current Lord Lord Germund Botley
Region Iron Islands
Title Lord of Lordsport
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Botley of Lordsport is a noble house from the Iron Islands, one of the principal houses sworn to the Greyjoys[1]. Their seat of Lordsport is located on the island of Pyke, at the opposite side of the Greyjoys' keep of Pyke.

Their blazon is a shoal of silver fish on pale green.[2][3] Their words do not appear in the books.

Contents

History

The stronghold of the Botleys had been a great structure of timber and wattle, but when King Robert Baratheon put down Greyjoy's Rebellion, he razed the structure to the ground. A small square keep of stone was built afterwards.[2]

Tristifer Botley was sent away to be fostered with Lord Blacktyde when Lord Balon Greyjoy discovered he pretended to marry Asha Greyjoy.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Theon Greyjoy arrives at Lordsport from Seagard as envoy of Robb Stark, King in the North. He sees the new keep of the Botleys, full of pale green flags emblazoned with a shoal of silvery fish, and remembers that the last time he saw Lordsport it was a smoking wasteland.[2] In exchange for a horse, Theon takes Wex Pyke, the bastard of Sargon Botley, as his squire. When entering the great hall of Pyke, Theon sees some Botleys among his father Balon Greyjoy's captains.[4]

Maron Botley and his sons are part of Theon's crew on the Sea Bitch. They take part in the Battle of the Stony Shore and quarrel afterwards with Todric over plunder.[5] Theon later captures Winterfell.

Wex chooses to stay and fight alongside Theon when Ser Rodrik Cassel's army of northmen approaches Winterfell. Two Botleys join Wex in staying by Theon; they in all probability are slain by House Bolton during the sack of Winterfell.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Lord Sawane Botley stands against Euron Greyjoy and claims that the Seastone Chair belongs to Theon after King Balon Greyjoy's death. Euron Crow's Eye has Sawane drowned for that.[7] Germund Botley pledges fealty to Euron, inheriting his brother's lordship instead of his nephews, and retaining the part of the Botley lands that are not awarded to Lord Waldon Wynch for his support.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Harlon Botley, part of Victarion Greyjoy's force holding Moat Cailin, dies from a poisoned dart from the crannogmen.

Asha Greyjoy spots the silverfish of Botley among the banners of those gathered to support her on Harlaw. She is approached by her childhood crush Tristifer Botley, lawful Lord of Lordsport after his father Sawane's death, who says that his uncle Germund has been named lord by Euron Crow's Eye in return for his support. Half of the Botley lands, however, are given to House Wynch since they were the first to declare for Euron. Tristifer proposes to Asha but is refused.[8]

Victarion Greyjoy sees Silverfin on Old Wyk before the kingsmoot, and Aeron Greyjoy spots the banners of House Botley among those gathered for the kingsmoot. During the kingsmoot, Germund wears a gilded breastplate he had taken off a Lannister captain during Balon's first rebellion. At the kingsmoot, Germund shouts for Euron and Tristifer shouts for Asha Greyjoy.

Germund participates in the ironborn raid on the Shield Islands. He is spotted by Victarion in the hall of Lord Hewett's castle with a rope of pearls around his neck.

A Dance with Dragons

It is revealed that Wex survived the treachery of the Bolton men by climbing the heart tree in Winterfell's godswood and hiding in its branches. He was eventually found by Lord Wyman Manderly, who learned from Wex the truth of the sack of Winterfell as well as the whereabouts of Rickon Stark.

House Botley at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Botley
 
 
 
 
 
Other women
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sawane
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Germund
 
Lucimore
 
Sargon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harren
 
Tristifer
 
Symond
 
Harlon
 
Vickon
 
Bennarion
 
Balon
 
Quellon
 
 
 
Wex Pyke
 


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