House Kenning of Harlaw

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House Kenning of Harlaw
House Kenning of Harlaw.svg
Coat of arms The storm god's cloudly hand, pale grey, yellow lightning flashing from the fingertips, on black
(Sable, the storm god’s hand nebuly cendrée, issuant from its fingertips lightning bolts or)
Head Lord Kenning
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Harlaw
Cadet branch House Kenning of Kayce

House Kenning of Harlaw is a noble house from Harlaw, one of the Iron Islands. According to semi-canon sources the house blazons its arms with the Storm God's cloudly hand, pale grey, yellow lightning flashing from the fingertips, on black.[1]


The Kennings were once bitter foes of House Harlaw, but were defeated and are now their vassals.[2]

Herrock Kenning, an ironborn warrior from the island of Harlaw, founded House Kenning of Kayce.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Ralf Kenning is an ironborn captain under the command of Lord Captain Victarion Greyjoy at Moat Cailin. He urges Victarion to stake a claim on the Seastone Chair. He is one of Victarion's supporters at the kingsmoot.[4][5]

A Dance with Dragons

Reek meets Ralf Kenning at Moat Cailin. Despite being nominally in command of a number of men from House Codd as the castellan of the ruined castle, Ralf has been poisoned by a crannogman's arrow and is badly incapacitated. Reek mercy kills him.[6]

House Kenning of Harlaw at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:

Historical Members