House Kenning of Kayce

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House Kenning of Kayce
House Kenning (Kayce).svg
Coat of arms Four sunbursts counterchanged on a quartered orange and black field
(Quarterly tenné and sable, four suns-in-splendour counterchanged)
Seat Kayce
Lord Terrence Kenning
Region Westerlands
Title Lord of Kayce
Knight of Kayce[1] (formerly)
Overlord House Lannister
Founder Herrock Kenning

House Kenning of Kayce is a noble house from the westerlands. They blazon their arms with four sunbursts counterchanged on quartered orange and black.[2][3]


House Kenning of Kayce was founded by Herrock Kenning, an ironborn warrior from House Kenning of Harlaw.[4] During the decline of the driftwood kings of the ironborn, Herrock the Whoreson used his horn as a signal for the whores of Kayce to open a postern gate, allowing his men to take the town for House Lannister, the Kings of the Rock.[5]

Herrock's warhorn, the Horn of Herrock, is passed down amongst the family as an heirloom.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The colors of the house are spotted by Arya Stark among Lord Tywin Lannister's army as it leaves Harrenhal.

A Feast for Crows

A banner of House Kenning is among those gathered to escort the corpse of Tywin back to Casterly Rock from King's Landing. Ser Kennos of Kayce accompanies Ser Jaime Lannister in his campaign in the riverlands.

House Kenning of Kayce at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
  4. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Kayce.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Driftwood Crowns.
  6. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Kennos.