House Cassel

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House Cassel
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Coat of arms Ten white wolf heads, 4-3-2-1, on grey with a black border
Current Lord Beth Cassel
Region The North
Overlord House Stark

House Cassel is a minor house of the North in the service of the Starks of Winterfell. According to a semi-canon source, they blazon their arms with ten white wolf heads on grey with a black border.[1]


Martyn Cassel was killed at the Tower of Joy in the Red Mountains of Dorne during a battle with three members of Aerys II Targaryen's Kingsguard. Lord Eddard Stark buried him there in a cairn.

Martyn fathered four sons, yet only Jory lived to be a man. Jory was among those who attended the wedding of Eddard and Catelyn Tully. In his attempt to remove the dress from Catelyn, he tore it.

Martyn's brother Ser Rodrik Cassel was married three times and had only daughters. His only surviving child is Beth.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Jory Cassel is captain of the guards at Winterfell,[2] while Ser Rodrik Cassel is the master-at-arms at Winterfell.[2]

Jory takes part in the Tourney of the Hand. He is slain by Lannister men-at-arms in King's Landing. Jory's body is sent north to be buried next to his grandfather at Winterfell.

Rodrik accompanies Catelyn Tully south to King's Landing. He returns to Winterfell after being named castellan by Catelyn.

A Clash of Kings

Rodrik departs to take care of the Hornwood inheritance after Lady Donella Hornwood is kidnapped. He breaks Dagmer Cleftjaw's shield wall at Torrhen's Square and ends the siege of the ironborn.

Theon Greyjoy uses Beth as a hostage to prevent her father from storming Winterfell. During the attempt to retake Winterfell, Rodrik is slain by Ramsay Snow.

A Feast for Crows

Beth Cassel is a captive at the Dreadfort.[3]

House Cassel at the end of the third century

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

Family tree

Three wives
Three sons

References and Notes

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