|House Redwyne of the Arbor|
|Coat of arms||Azure, a grape cluster proper|
|Current Lord||Paxter Redwyne|
|Title||Lord of the Arbor|
|Founder||Gilbert of the Vines|
House Redwyne of the Arbor is one of the main noble houses sworn to Highgarden. Their seat is the Arbor, an island south of the Whispering Sound. Redwyne is a powerful house with strong ties to the Tyrells, and the Redwyne fleet provides a significant portion of the fleet of the Reach, owning 200 warships and five times as many merchant vessels.
Their blazon is a burgundy grape cluster on blue, symbolizing the famed wines of the Arbor. The motto has not been mentioned in the books. Members of the house tend to be freckled and red of hair.
The current Lord of the Arbor, Paxter Redwyne, is married to his cousin, Mina Tyrell, the sister of his liege, Lord Mace Tyrell. His elderly aunt, Olenna Redwyne, the "Queen of Thorns", is the mother of Mace and Mina, and is a schemer par excellence. Besides their marital ties, Lady Olenna's influence over House Tyrell gives the Redwynes a strong voice in the Reach.
The Redwynes claim descent from Gilbert of the Vines, a legendary son of Garth Greenhand. House Redwyne ruled over the Arbor as Kings of the Arbor until its king was lost at sea, allowing his cousin, King Meryn III Gardener, to make the isle part of the Kingdom of the Reach.
Bethany Redwyne was to have married Brynden Tully, but he refused the match and she was wed to Lord Mathis Rowan instead. On the journey to Casterly Rock for the brokerage of their marriages, Prince Oberyn and Princess Elia Martell visited the Arbor.
During the War of the Usurper, Lord Paxter Redwyne joined his cousin-goodbrother, Mace Tyrell, in staying loyal to King Aerys II Targaryen. His main contribution to the war was the naval blockade of Storm's End during Mace's siege, ferrying men across Blackwater Bay and blockading Shipbreaker Bay.
A Game of Thrones
The Redwyne twins, Horas and Hobber, are in King's Landing during the events leading up to the War of the Five Kings, where they are mocked at court as "Horror" and "Slobber". They ride in the Hand's tourney. They are named by Lord Petyr Baelish as possible supporters in Lord Eddard Stark's power struggle against Queen Cersei Lannister, though ultimately he chooses to rely on the gold cloaks for their numbers.
A Clash of Kings
After the demise of King Robert I Baratheon and the self-coronation of Renly Baratheon, Horas and Hobber are kept as hostages in King's Landing, preventing House Redwyne from joining the Tyrells in declaring for King Renly, and are once prevented from escape.
After Renly's death, as part of his efforts to to win House Tyrell and its most powerful houses, Tyrion Lannister sends Hobber back to their father, Paxter Redwyne, with Baelish's retinue as a sign of trust, while keeping Horas as insurance.
A Storm of Swords
Lord Redwyne and his sons become fixtures of the court. As a wedding present, Paxter gives King Joffrey I a scale replica of King Joffrey's Valor, which is being built in the Arbor. They attend the wedding of Joffrey and witness his murder. Paxter and Hobber are called as witnesses for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion for the death of Joffrey.
A Feast for Crows
Paxter's council seat is revoked by Queen Cersei after Tywin's death. Cersei tasks the Redwyne fleet with the siege of Dragonstone to remove Paxter from the capital and eliminate the nearest military threat.
The absence of Paxter's fleet and the conquest of the Shield Islands by Euron Greyjoy, King of the Iron Islands, leaves the Reach unprotected from the attacks of Euron's ironborn. With the majority of the Redwyne ships gone, the Arbor is attacked by ironmen, and the small defense fleet is overwhelmed.
Ser Loras Tyrell takes command of the siege at Dragonstone in order to quickly end it and is badly wounded in his victory. Lord Paxter now sails to defend the Reach, and after Cersei's arrest by the Faith is re-appointed to the small council, this time as master of ships. With this position, and with Cersei's dromonds taken by Paxter's predecessor, the Redwyne fleet is functioning as the royal fleet. Before her own arrest, however, Cersei arranges for the arrests of Horas and Hobber as part of her intrigues against Margaery Tyrell.
A Dance with Dragons
Lord Paxter's twin sons are found innocent.
House Redwyne at the end of the third century
The known Redwynes during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Paxter Redwyne, Lord of the Arbor.
- Mina Tyrell, his wife and first cousin. Sister of Lord Mace Tyrell, and daughter of the Queen of Thorns, Olenna Redwyne.
- Olenna Redwyne, his aunt and mother in law, a Redwyne by birth. She is the widow of Lord Luthor Tyrell, the late lord of Highgarden. She is called the "Queen of Thorns".
With unspecified familiar relationship with the main branch, other Redwynes include:
- Ser Desmond Redwyne, probably from a cadet-branch of House Redwyne.
- Lady Bethany Redwyne, Lord Mathis Rowan's wife.
Merrell Florent, a squire.
- Ser Ryam Redwyne was a Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, and was considered the greatest knight of his time, but was a disaster as Hand to King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.
- Lord Runceford Redwyne, a past Lord of the Arbor. Paxter's grandfather and Olenna's father.
References and Notes
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Reach.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, Garth Greenhand.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, Oldtown.
- ↑ The Princess and the Queen.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Old Way and the New.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 54, Cersei I.
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