|House Farman of Faircastle|
|Coat of arms|| Three silver ships on a blue field with a border of crimson and gold|
(Azure, three galleys argent within a bordure compony gules and or)
|Seat||Faircastle, Fair Isle|
|Current Lord||Sebaston Farman|
|Title||Lord of Fair Isle|
House Farman of Faircastle is a noble house from Faircastle on Fair Isle, off the coast of the westerlands. They are sworn to House Lannister of Casterly Rock, and are considered among their principal bannermen. Known for their hatred of the ironborn from the Iron Islands.
Neither their arms or their words appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with three silver ships on blue, a border of crimson and gold.
Age of Heroes
The Farmans are an ancient line, dating back to the days of the First Men when they ruled as petty kings and guarded the western coast of Westeros from ironborn reavers. The Farmans knelt to Tommen I Lannister, King of the Rock, when he raised a great fleet and married the daughter of the last Farman king. At some point House Farman liberated Fair Isle from ironborn occupation when Gylbert Farman incited a smallfolk uprising.
Some years after Lord Tywin Lannister defeated the Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion, Lord Farman of Faircastle grew truculent. Tywin sent him as an envoy a musician playing "The Rains of Castamere", and that was enough to make Lord Farman reconsider his position.
Jeyne Farman was Cersei Lannister's companion at Casterly Rock during her youth. It is possible that she is the daughter of the rebellious Lord Farman and was requested by Tywin as a hostage to ensure his loyalty.
A Feast for Crows
Cersei Lannister recalls that she, 'fat' Jeyne Farman, and Melara Hetherspoon went together to visit Maggy the Frog, but Jeyne ran away from the tent as soon as the maegi opened her eyes. Cersei thinks that perhaps plump, timid Jeyne did the most clever thing when she fled, since afterwards she had a pleasant life marrying one of her brother Lord Sebaston's bannermen and whelping a dozen children.
House Farman at the end of the third century
The known Farmans during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Sebaston Farman, Lord of Fair Isle.
- Gylbert Farman, who led a smallfolk uprising that expelled the ironborn from Fair Isle.
- Alysanne Farman, married to Gerold Lannister, no issue.
References and Notes
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Driftwood Crowns.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Red Kraken.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.