House Marbrand

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House Marbrand of Ashemark
Coat of arms An orange burning tree, on a smoky field
(Cendrée, a tree in flame tenné)
Words Burning bright
Seat Ashemark
Current Lord Damon Marbrand
Region Westerlands
Title Lord of Ashemark
Heir Ser Addam Marbrand
Overlord House Lannister

House Marbrand of Ashemark is one of the main noble houses from the westerlands. Their seat of Ashemark is located in the hilly area near where the Tumblestone begins.

Their blazon is a burning tree, orange on smoke.[1][2] Their motto does not appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources it is Burning bright.[3]


House Marbrand was formed by the union of First Men and Andal nobles during the Andal invasion.[4]

Ser Lorent Marbrand was a member of the Kingsguard during the reign of Viserys I Targaryen.[5]

A participant in the tourney at Ashford Meadow fought under the Marbrand banner during the reign of Daeron II Targaryen.[6]. Although it is non-canon information, in the comic book adaptation of The Hedge Knight the name of Ser Denys Marbrand is given on the roll of arms.

According to a semi-canon source,[7] the Marbrands supported Tywin Lannister when he suppressed the Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Among the gathered knights at the Hand's tourney is one with the arms of House Marbrand.

Ser Addam Marbrand leads the outriders of Lord Tywin Lannister's army and is considered Tywin's most daring commander. At the battle on the Green Fork, Addam commands the right wing of Tywin's army, which includes some four thousand men.

A Clash of Kings

During his campaign in the westerlands, King Robb Stark takes the Marbrand castle of Ashemark.

At the Battle of the Fords, Addam is thrown back three times. He distinguishes himself at the Battle of the Blackwater. After the battle he is presented to King Joffrey I Baratheon.

A Storm of Swords

Addam is made commander of the City Watch of King's Landing. He is among the nobles gathered to greet the Dornish party headed by Prince Oberyn Martell when they arrive at King's Landing.

Addam gives a pair of silver spurs to King Joffrey I as a wedding present.

A Feast for Crows

Ser Jaime Lannister asks for and receives permission to take Addam with him as part of the force to resolve the siege of Riverrun. Addam commands the outriders in Jaime's force. Jaime asks Addam to test his ability to fight with the left hand, and Jaime is badly beaten.

House Marbrand at the end of the third century

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

With unknown relationship with the main branch, other Marbrands include:


Willem Frey, a page or squire.

Historical Members


  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 56, Tyrion VII.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
  3. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
  5. The Princess and the Queen.
  6. The Hedge Knight.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.

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