House Marsh

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House Marsh
Coat of arms Or, ten frogs vert
Region The North
Overlord House Bolton

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]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

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

A Clash of Kings

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.

A Storm of Swords

Bowen names Ser Wynton Stout as castellan when he leaves to investigate wildling incursions.

After the death of Lord Commander Mormont, Bowen is the temporary Lord Commander of the Night's Watch until they can hold a choosing. Bowen wins the Battle of the Bridge of Skulls at heavy cost of life to the Night's Watch. He is severely injured in the battle.

During the choosing of the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Bowen puts his name forth. He then withdraws his name and throws his support behind Lord Janos Slynt.

A Dance with Dragons

Bowen stabs Lord Commander Jon Snow during the mutiny at Castle Black.

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:

References and Notes

  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: the North

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