House Jordayne

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House Jordayne of the Tor
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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]

History

House Jordayne was one of the Andal houses who came to Dorne during the Andal invasion of Westeros, along with House Uller, House Qorgyle, House Vaith, House Allyrion, House Santagar, and House Martell.[4]

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

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

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

A Feast for Crows

Doran Martell explains to his daughter, 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 Swann arrives in Sunspear to deliver the head of Ser Gregor Clegane. She drinks when Ricasso raises a toast to King Tommen 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

George R. R. Martin has confirmed[citation needed] that the house is a homage to Robert Jordan. The lord is called "Trebor" which is "Robert" backwards. "Jordayne" is similar to "Jordan" and "Tor" is Jordan's publisher.

References and Notes

  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 and Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  5. The World of Ice and 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.

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