|House Oakheart of Old Oak|
|Coat of arms||Or, three oak leaves vert|
|Words||Our Roots Go Deep|
|Current Lord||Lady Arwyn Oakheart|
|Founder||John the Oak|
House Oakheart of Old Oak is an old and powerful family from Old Oak in the Reach. They are among the noble houses from the Reach that can trace their descent from Garth Greenhand. As part of the longstanding rivalry between the Reach and Dorne, Oakhearts have fought Dornishmen extensively.
The Oakhearts claim descent from John the Oak, a legendary son of Garth Greenhand. The petty kings of Old Oak joined the Kingdom of the Reach, the realm of King Garth III Gardener, through a pact of friendship and mutual defense.
During Aegon's Conquest, Lord Oakheart led King Mern IX Gardener's left at the Field of Fire. When Prince Nymor Martell sent his daughter Deria as an envoy in 13 AC, King Aegon I Targaryen rejected Lord Oakheart's suggestion to send her to the meanest brothels of King's Landing.
Lord Edgerran Oakheart was known for fighting Dornishmen. Alester Oakheart died in the Prince's Pass while sounding his warhorn with his last breath. Ser Olyvar the Green Oak died at the side of Daeron I Targaryen in the Prince's Pass.
A Clash of Kings
Ser Arys Oakheart objects to King Joffrey I when he orders him to hit Sansa Stark. Although he eventually does strike her, Arys does not hit her hard. Arys is sent to Dorne with Princess Myrcella Baratheon as her sworn shield.
A Feast for Crows
House Oakheart at the end of the third century
The known Oakhearts during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lady Arwyn Oakheart, Lady of Old Oak. A tiny and delicate woman.
- John the Oak, the legendary founder of the house.
- Lord Edgerran Oakheart, called "the Open-Handed", a war leader against the Dornish.
- Alester Oakheart, who fought Dornishmen in the Prince's Pass.
- Ser Olyvar the Green Oak, a member of the Kingsguard who fought in Dorne alongside the Young Dragon.
References and Notes
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
- ↑ A Forum of Ice and Fire: General Questions
- ↑ The Citadel. House Mottoes
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Garth Greenhand.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: The Gardener Kings.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
- ↑ The Rogue Prince.
- ↑ The Sworn Sword.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.