House Buckler

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House Buckler of Bronzegate
House Buckler.png
Coat of arms Three brass buckles, on a blue field
(Azure, three buckles or)
Seat Bronzegate
Current Lord Ralph Buckler
Region stormlands
Overlord House Baratheon

House Buckler of Bronzegate is a noble house from Bronzegate in the stormlands sworn to Storm's End.

According to semi-canon sources their arms depict three brass buckles on blue.[1] Their motto is unknown.

History

During Aegon's Conquest, Lords Buckler, Errol, and Fell opposed Orys Baratheon during his march from the Aegonfort toward Storm's End, but the storm lords were forced to retreat when Rhaenys Targaryen had Meraxes set afire parts of what is now the southern kingswood.[2]

Ser Barristan Selmy once defeated the Bastard of Bronzegate, Cedrik Storm.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

During the War of the Five Kings, Lord Ralph Buckler most likely declares for Renly Baratheon before siding with his brother Stannis Baratheon and deserting him in turn for Joffrey Baratheon.

A Storm of Swords

During his journey to King's Landing, Oberyn Martell hears from Lord Buckler's steward that Tyrion Lannister has introduced a tax on whoring.[3]

Ralph is a guest at King Joffrey's royal wedding, during which he proposes a toast.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Ralph's cousin, Ser Brus Buckler, remains in Stannis's service and is one of the queen's men.[5] At the wedding between Alys Karstark and Sigorn of Thenn, Brus gives Princess Shireen Baratheon her first dance.[6] Queen Selyse Florent arranges for Brus to wed the second daughter of the wildling raider Gerrick Kingsblood.[7]

House Buckler at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relation to the main branch:

  • Cedrik Storm, the Bastard of Bronzegate. A tourney knight active several decades prior to the novels.

References and Notes

  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Stormlands
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 44, Jon IX.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 49, Jon X.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.

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