House Leygood

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House Leygood
Coat of arms Three black thunderbolts on orange
(Tenné, three thunderbolts sable)
Region Reach
Overlord House Tyrell

House Leygood is a noble house from the Reach. Their blazon is a threefold thunderbolt.[1][2]


The Leygoods trace their ancestry back to Andal adventurers given lands and wives by the Three Sage Kings of House Gardener during the Andal Invasion.[3]

Ser Simon Leygood was a suitor for Lady Rohanne Webber's hand.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

As men of the Reach, the Leygoods presumably fight with the Tyrell-Lannister army at the Battle of the Blackwater.

A Feast for Crows

Leygoood men march with Lord Randyll Tarly's force, pacifying the Crownlands after the Blackwater. Brienne of Tarth spots a shield bearing the three thunderbolts of Leygood among those that had been collected from the dead after the Battle of Duskendale.[4] She also encounters a guard wearing the badge of House Leygood at the gates of Maidenpool.

House Leygood at the end of the third century

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

  • no member has appeared yet.

Historical Members

Behind the Scenes

The sigil of House Leygood may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to the comic book characters The Flash or Johnny Thunderbolt.[5]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Sworn Sword.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
  5. The Citadel: Are there any nods to other works in the series?

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