House Oakheart

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House Oakheart of Old Oak
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Coat of arms Or, three oak leaves vert
Words Our Roots Go Deep
Seat Old Oak
Current Lord Lady Arwyn Oakheart
Region the Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founder John the Oak[1]

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.[2] As part of the longstanding rivalry between the Reach and Dorne, Oakhearts have fought Dornishmen extensively.

Their arms are three green oak leaves on gold.[3][4] According to semi-canon sources their motto is "Our Roots Go Deep".[5]



When Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen toured the south in 112AC, the son of Lord Oakheart courted her.[6]

Lord Edgerran Oakheart was known for fighting Dornishmen. The Three Leaves, including Alester and Ser Olyvar the Green Oak, died at the side of Daeron I Targaryen in the Prince's Pass.[7]

Ser Eustace Osgrey complained that House Oakheart tried to keep one foot in each camp during the Blackfyre Rebellion.

Ser Arys Oakheart was named to Robert Baratheon's Kingsguard in 290AC.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lady Arwyn Oakheart follows Lord Mace Tyrell in raising her banners for Renly Baratheon and is part of his war councils.

The Oakheart leaf is seen north of the Mander after Renly's death and the surrender of Storm's End.

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

Arys is seduced by Arianne Martell and conspires with her to crown Myrcella. He is killed by Areo Hotah when discovered, preferring death to disgrace.

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:


Maester Omer, counselor, healer, and tutor. Formerly of House Florent.

Historical members

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