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House Crane of Red Lake
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Coat of arms A vee of golden cranes on pale blue
(Bleu celeste, cranes in chevron or)
Seat Red Lake
Region Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founder Rose of Red Lake[1]

House Crane of Red Lake is a noble house from Red Lake in the Reach. It is one of the principal houses sworn to House Tyrell.[2]

They blazon their shield with a vee of golden cranes on pale blue.[3][4][5]


According to legend the house was founded by a daughter of Garth Greenhand, Rose of Red Lake. It is rumored that some female members of House Crane are able to skinchange into cranes.[1]

Red Lake and the Cranes joined the Kingdom of the Reach through pacts of friendship and mutual defense with King Garth III Gardener.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The banners of House Crane are seen beneath the walls of Bitterbridge in Renly Baratheon's encampment. Ser Parmen Crane, known as Parmen the Purple, is a member of Renly's Rainbow Guard. After Renly's death, Parmen joins Stannis Baratheon's cause. His new king sends him to Bitterbridge with Ser Erren Florent to retrieve Renly's foot soldiers.

A Storm of Swords

Ser Parmen is imprisoned at Highgarden after being captured by the Tyrells at Bitterbridge.[7]

Meredyth Crane tells amusing stories to Sansa Stark in King's Landing.[8] After Sansa marries Tyrion Lannister, Merry dances with Jalabhar Xho.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Merry hawks[10] and picks flowers in the kingswood as part of Queen Margaery Tyrell's retinue.[9]

House Crane at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Reach.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
  4. Only the cranes are mentioned as sigil in A Clash of Kings
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  6. The World of Ice and Fire, The Gardener Kings.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 16, Sansa II.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 25, Davos III.

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