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House Jordayne

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House Jordayne of the Tor
Coat of arms A golden quill on checkered dark and light green
(Chequy vert and vert of a paler variety, a quill or)
Words Let it be Written
Seat The Tor
Current Lord Lord Trebor Jordayne
Region Dorne
Title Lord of the Tor
Heir Myria Jordayne
Overlord House Martell

House Jordayne of the Tor is one of the principal noble houses of Dorne. The Tor is placed on the southern coast of the Sea of Dorne.

Their blazon is a golden quill on checkered dark and light green.[1][2] Their words do not appear in the books, but in a semi-canon source they are stated to be "Let it be Written".[3]


House Jordayne was founded during the coming of the Andals to Dorne, along with Houses Allyrion, Martell, Qorgyle, Santagar, House Uller, and Vaith.[4]

At some point, House Martell bent the knee to the Jordayne kings of the Tor.[4] By the time of Nymeria's War, House Jordayne was among the bannermen of King Yorick Yronwood, and they fought against Lord Mors Martell and his Rhoynar allies.[5]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Myria Jordayne, the heir to the Tor, is among the Dornish nobles that accompany Prince Oberyn Martell to King's Landing.[1]

A Feast for Crows

Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne, explains to his daughter, Princess Arianne, that Ser Balon Swann is being delayed at the Tor with games arranged in his honor by Lady Jordayne.[6]

A Dance with Dragons

Lady Jordayne is present at the feast when Balon arrives in Sunspear to deliver the Mountain's skull. She drinks when Ricasso raises a toast to King Tommen I Baratheon.[7]

House Jordayne at the end of the third century

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

Behind the Scenes

House Jordayne and the Tor are references by George R. R. Martin to author Robert Jordan,[8] who was one of Martin's friends.[9] The lord is called "Trebor" which is "Robert" backwards. "Jordayne" is similar to "Jordan" and "Tor" is Jordan's publisher.


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
  3. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  7. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
  8. The Citadel: Are There Any Nods to Other Works in the Series?
  9. Not A Blog: R.I.P. Robert Jordan, September 16, 2007