House Brax

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House Brax of Hornvale
House Brax.svg
Coat of arms A purple unicorn on silver
(Argent, a unicorn purpure)
Seat Hornvale
Head Lord Tytos Brax[1]
Region Westerlands
Title Lord of Hornvale[2]
Heir Ser Flement Brax[1]
Overlord House Lannister
Founded Andal invasion[3]

House Brax of Hornvale is a noble house from the westerlands, among the chief bannermen of House Lannister of Casterly Rock. Their seat is Hornvale.[2]

Their shield depicts a purple unicorn on silver.[4][5] Their motto has not been revealed yet.


House Brax was established during the Andal invasion through the marriage of First Men and Andal nobles.[3]

Lord Andros Brax once visited Riverrun attempting to arrange a marriage for one of his three sons to Catelyn or Lysa of House Tully, the daughters of Lord Hoster Tully, Lord Paramount of the Trident.[6]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Among the gathered knights at the Hand's tourney is one with the arms of House Brax.[7] During the War of the Five Kings, House Brax answers the call of Lord Tywin Lannister. Ser Flement Brax commands the outriders that find Tyrion Lannister and his Vale mountain clans descending from the Mountains of the Moon.[4] Flement rides in the right flank during the battle on the Green Fork.[8]

Lord Andros Brax and his bannermen are in Ser Jaime Lannister's host; he later commands the western camp during the siege of Riverrun.[9] Ser Tytos Brax is captured in the battle in the Whispering Wood. While crossing the river in an attempt to defend the other camps, Lord Andros drowns during the battle of the Camps after his raft overturns and the weight of his armor takes him under. Tytos becomes Lord of Hornvale after the death of his father, but spends the war in captivity at the Twins.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Rupert Brax is slain at the battle of Oxcross.[10] The Brax colors are seen by Arya Stark within Tywin Lannister's army when it leaves Harrenhal.[11] Ser Robert Brax dies at the battle of the Fords.[2] His brother, Ser Flement, also tries to cross the fords, to no avail.[6] Brax men take part in the Battle of the Blackwater.[12]

A Storm of Swords

Flement, now the heir of Hornvale, is one of the nobles that accompany Tyrion Lannister to welcome Prince Oberyn Martell at King's Landing.[13] Flement is called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion for the death of King Joffrey Baratheon. He tells of how he heard Tyrion threaten the king.[14]

A Feast for Crows

Freed from his captivity, Lord Tytos Brax comes to King's Landing to escort Tywin Lannister's corpse to the westerlands.[15] Ser Flement Brax accompanies Ser Jaime Lannister through the Riverlands to finish the siege of Riverrun, commanding a company of two hundred heavy horse.[16]

House Brax at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members