House Mudd

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House Mudd of Oldstones
Coat of arms Tenné, a crown Or studded with emeralds proper
Seat Oldstones
Region Riverlands
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.[1] According to semi-canon sources, they blazoned their shield with a golden crown studded with emeralds on a red-brown field.[2]



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.[1] They were the last of the First Men to rule the Trident, reigning for over a thousand years.

Tristan Mudd is considered one of the worst Lord Commanders of the Night's Watch.

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.[3][1]

According to another semi-canon source, the Mudds were destroyed in wars against the Storm Kings or Ironmen.[4] 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.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

John Mudd and Lorimas Mudd are members of the Golden Company. It is unknown if they actually descend from the ancient House Mudd, as men of the free companies can take any name they want.

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:

Historical Members

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
  3. Bywater, River Kings and Dornish Heraldry (May 22, 1999) So Spake Martin
  4. River Kings (May 11, 1999) So Spake Martin
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Riverlands.
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