House Massey

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House Massey of Stonedance
House Massey.png
Coat of arms A triple spiral; red, green and blue, on white
(Argent, a triple gurges gules, vert and azure)
Seat Stonedance
Region Crownlands
Title Lord of Stonedance
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing
Founder Maldon Massey
Founded Age of Heroes

House Massey of Stonedance is a noble house from Stonedance on Massey's Hook in the crownlands. They blazon their arms with a triple spiral; red, green and blue, on white,[1][2] an ancient sigil for an ancient House.

History

Antiquity

The Masseys are a house of First Men origin. Lord Maldon Massey, a vassal of the Storm King Durran the Ravenfriend, built Stonedance and ruled Massey's Hook. The Masseys broke away from House Durrandon during the reign of King Durwald the Fat, however.[3] The Masseys were one of the many houses which historically claimed the mouth of the Blackwater Rush.[4]

The Masseys returned to the dominion of Storm's End when the Storm King Qarlton II took Stonedance after besieging the castle for a year and slaying King Josua Massey. Less than two years later, however, Josua's daughter married the Andal warlord Togarion Bar Emmon, who expelled Qarlton's men from Stonedance and replaced them with Josua's son. The Andals eventually made peace and intermarried with the Durrandons.[5]

Targaryen Era

Prior to Aegon's Conquest, House Massey was sworn to House Durrendon of Storm's End but had closer ties to House Targaryen of nearby Dragonstone. When Aegon the Conqueror launched his invasion of Westeros, the Masseys supported him instead of the Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant. The master of laws for King Aegon I was Triston Massey. With the creation of the crownlands after the Conquest, the Masseys became sworn to the Targaryens of Aegon's new capital, King's Landing, instead of House Baratheon of Storm's End, who had replaced the Durrandons.[2]

Lord Gormon Massey was killed attempting to tame Vermithor on Dragonstone during the Dance of the Dragons.[6]

When Lord Bloodraven marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, among the houses who came in support was House Massey.[7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Among the gathered knights at the Hand's tourney is one with the triple spiral arms of House Massey.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Wallace Massey is a steward of the Night's Watch and the squire of Ser Denys Mallister.[8]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Justin Massey, one of the queen's men at Castle Black,[9] is an adviser of Stannis Baratheon.[10] Justin hopes to marry Asha Greyjoy and gain the Iron Islands, since his ancestral holdings have been lost to him.[11]

The Winds of Winter

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At the crofters' village in the wolfswood, Stannis tasks Justin with traveling with Tycho Nestoris to the Iron Bank of Braavos.[12]

House Massey at the end of the third century

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

Historical Masseys

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Citadel. Heraldry: the area of King's Landing
  3. The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: House Durrandon.
  4. The World of Ice and Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  7. The Mystery Knight.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  10. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
  11. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
  12. The Winds of Winter, Theon I
  13. The World of Ice and Fire, The Reign of the Dragons:The Conquest.

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