House Chelsted

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House Chelsted
House Chelsted.svg
Coat of arms Per bend green and white, a crossed spiked mace and a silver dagger
(Per bend vert and white, a mace spiked palewise proper surmounted by a dagger fesswise silver)
Head Unknown
Region Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Chelsted is a noble house from the crownlands. They blazon their arms with per bend green and white, a crossed spiked mace and a silver dagger.[1][2]


Lord Qarlton Chelsted was the penultimate Hand of the King to Aerys II Targaryen. Qarlton is remembered as the 'mace-and-dagger' hand by Ser Jaime Lannister.[1] Qarlton attempted to convince Aerys not to burn King's Landing down, but when Aerys refused his attempts, Lord Qarlton resigned the position. Aerys had him dipped in wildfire and burned alive. He was replaced by Lord Rossart as Hand of the King.

House Chelsted at the end of the third century

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 11, Jaime II.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: the area of King's Landing