House Marsh

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House Marsh
House Marsh.svg
Coat of arms 10 frogs, 4-3-2-1, green on yellow
(Or, ten frogs 4-3-2-1 vert)
Head Unknown
Region North
Overlord House Stark (AGOT)
House Bolton (ADWD)

House Marsh is a noble house from the north. Neither their arms nor their words have appeared in the text. According to a semi-canon source they blazon their banners as or, ten frogs vert 4-3-2-1.[1]

Given their name and the frogs on their sigil, the Marshes may be crannogmen of the Neck.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Bowen Marsh is the Lord Steward of the Night's Watch.[2]

A Storm of Swords

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont names Bowen as castellan of Castle Black when he leads the great ranging in search of Benjen Stark and Mance Rayder.[3]

Bowen names Ser Wynton Stout as castellan when he leaves to investigate wildling incursions.[4] Bowen wins the fight at the Bridge of Skulls at heavy cost of life to the Night's Watch. He is severely injured in the battle.[5]

With Jeor having been killed in the mutiny at Craster's Keep, Bowen puts his name forth during the choosing of the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.[6] He withdraws his name after receiving few votes and throws his support behind Lord Janos Slynt. Jon Snow is ultimately chosen instead.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Bowen stabs Lord Commander Snow during the mutiny at Castle Black.[8]

House Marsh at the end of the third century

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