House Corbray

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House Corbray of Heart's Home
House Corbray.svg
Coat of arms Three black ravens in flight, holding three red hearts, on a white field
(Argent, three ravens volant sable, each clutching in their claws a heart gules)
Seat Heart's Home[1]
Lord Lyonel Corbray[1]
Region The Vale of Arryn
Title Lord of the Five Fingers (formerly)
King of the Fingers (formerly)
Lord of Heart's Home
Heir Ser Lyn Corbray[1]
Overlord House Arryn
Ancestral Weapon Lady Forlorn
Founder Ser Corwyn Corbray
Founded Coming of the Andals

House Corbray of Heart's Home is a noble house from Heart's Home in the Vale of Arryn. It is an old but poor house.[2] The ancestral Valyrian steel sword of the Corbrays is Lady Forlorn.

They blazon their arms with three black ravens in flight holding three red hearts, on white.[3][4] Their words do not appear in the books.


Andal Invasion

The Corbrays were an Andal house during the Andal invasion. Corwyn Corbray conquered the Fingers by defeating Houses Brightstone and Shell, claiming for himself the title of Lord of the Five Fingers. When the First Men began to unite against the Andals, King Robar II Royce slew Qyle Corbray, King of the Fingers. The Corbrays claim that Ser Jaime Corbray killed Robar in the battle of the Seven Stars.[5]

Targaryen Era

During the reign of King Aegon I Targaryen, Ser Gawen Corbray was chosen by Queen Visenya Targaryen as master-at-arms for her son, Prince Maegor, on Dragonstone. On account of his reputation as being one of the deadliest knights in the Seven Kingdoms in his day.[6]

Ser Corwyn Corbray was named a regent in 134 AC, during the regency of the young king, Aegon III Targaryen. He was killed by a crossbowman at Runestone that same year[7] when confronting Lord Royce, who supported Ser Arnold Arryn instead of Lady Jeyne's chosen heir, Ser Joffrey Arryn. The Corbrays subsequently supported Ser Joffrey's claim in the war of succession in the Vale.

During the First Blackfyre Rebellion, Ser Gwayne Corbray of the Kingsguard was part of the loyalist forces that fought Daemon Blackfyre at the battle of the Redgrass Field. They dueled for nearly an hour, their Valyrian steel swords Blackfyre and Lady Forlorn clashing loudly. At last, Blackfyre struck Gwayne's helm and left him blind and bleeding. Daemon dismounted to tend to his foe and ordered Redtusk to carry Gwayne back to the maesters for healing, an action that afterwards some considered decisive, since it gave the Raven's Teeth enough time to find a good position to fire the arrows that killed Daemon.[8]

Petyr Baelish's great-grandfather was born in Braavos, and came to the Vale as a sellsword hired by Lord Corbray.[9]

Baratheon Era

During Robert's Rebellion, Lyn Corbray fought Lord Jon Arryn at the gates of Gulltown, and later joined him at the battle of the Trident, where he slew Prince Lewyn Martell. At the battle, he took Lady Forlorn after his father was injured, and led a charge which broke the Dornishmen. His father gave Lady Forlorn to him upon his death, something his older brother Lyonel resented.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Mya Stone confesses to Catelyn Stark of being infatuated with Mychel Redfort, Ser Lyn Corbray's squire.[10] Lyn is one of the widowed Lady Lysa Arryn's suitors, and stays with her at the Eyrie for half a year after Lord Jon Arryn's death. Lyn offers himself as a champion for Lady Lysa in Tyrion Lannister's trial by battle, stating that he is the surest sword there.[11]

A Storm of Swords

When discussing King Robb Stark's succession, his mother Catelyn recalls that Lord Eddard Stark's grandfather had a sister who married a younger son of Lord Raymar Royce and had three daughters, one of whom married a Corbray.[12]

Lysa is angered by Lord Lyonel Corbray for asking for her son Robert Arryn to be sent to them as a ward, and does not believe that they truly love her.[9] Leaving his new wife Lysa and Sansa Stark at the Eyrie, Petyr Baelish spends four days meeting with the Corbrays.[13]

A Feast for Crows

Although Lord Lyonel is content enough with Petyr's rule, Ser Lyn joins the Lords Declarant.[14] Though he is Petyr's guest at the Eyrie, Lyn draws his sword and menaces him during the parley with the Lords Declarant. Sansa discovers that Lyn had been bought by Littlefinger from the beginning, in order to undermine the Lords Declarant. Petyr confesses that he rewards Lyn for his services with "gold and boys and promises", defining him as a man of simple tastes.[3]

Petyr arranges the wedding between childless Lyonel Corbray and the daughter of a rich Gulltown merchant who provides an enormous dowry. The Lords Declarant are supposed to shun Lyonel's wedding. At the end, Lord Belmore, Lady Waynwood and the Knight of Ninestars attend, as well as the Lords Waxley, Grafton and Lynderly.[15]

Mychel Redfort is knighted and replaced as Lyn Corbray's squire. According to Myranda Royce, the new squire is a loutish lad that Lyn took only for coin.[15]

House Corbray at the end of the third century

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

Lord Corbray
First wife

Historical Members

Before the Conquest

After the Conquest


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
  4. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Vale
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
  6. The Sons of the Dragon.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Sworn Sword.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
  10. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 34, Catelyn VI.
  11. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  13. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
  14. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
  15. 15.0 15.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 The Winds of Winter, Alayne I
  17. 17.0 17.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  18. Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
  19. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Fire & Blood, The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  22. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  23. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.