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|House Mudd of Oldstones|
|Coat of arms||Tenné, a crown Or studded with emeralds proper|
|Title||King of the Rivers and the Hills|
House Mudd of Oldstones was a noble house from the Riverlands. Their castle was at Oldstones although at their time it had a different name. According to semi-canon sources, they blazoned their shield with a golden crown studded with emeralds on a red-brown field.
The Mudds once ruled as Kings of the Rivers and the Hills from a castle along the Blue Fork whose ruins are now called Oldstones. They were the last of the First Men to rule the Trident, reigning for over a thousand years.
Tristifer IV Mudd was a great First Men king who was victorious in ninety-nine of his one hundred battles. When seven Andal kings banded against him, Tristifer lost his one hundredth battle and died in the fighting. Tristifer V succeeded his father, Tristifer IV, but was not his equal and his kingdom was destroyed during the Andal invasion.
According to another semi-canon source, the Mudds were destroyed in wars against the Storm Kings or Ironmen. Unless the Storm Kings or Ironmen were the Andal invaders this may be an error or George R. R. Martin may have changed his mind.
A Dance with Dragons
House Mudd at the end of third century
The known Mudds during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- John Mudd, called Young John. An exile serving with the Golden Company.
- Lorimas Mudd, an exile serving with the Golden Company.
- Tristifer IV Mudd, the Hammer of Justice. He fought victoriously against the Andal invaders until he was slain in his hundredth battle.
- Tristifer V Mudd, his son. He was not the equal of his father and soon lost his kingdom and his castle. With his death the house became extinct.
- Tristan Mudd, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He is considered one of the worst Lord Commanders the Night's Watch has ever had.
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