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|House Redwyne of the Arbor|
|Coat of arms||Azure, a grape cluster proper|
|Current Lord||Paxter Redwyne|
|Title||Lord of the Arbor|
House Redwyne of the Arbor is a noble house 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 provides a significant portion of the fleet of the Reach, owning 200 warships and five times as many merchant vessels.
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.
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 Tourney of the Hand. 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 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. In the end, the Tyrells do join House Lannister's cause, and the Redwynes with them. They help rout Stannis Baratheon in the Battle of the Blackwater, after which Lord Tywin Lannister grants Paxter an advisory seat on the small council, along with a remission of taxes on certain vintages from the Arbor for thirty years.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Paxter's council seat is revoked by Queen Cersei after Lord 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. This and the conquest of the Shield Islands by Euron Greyjoy leaves the Reach unprotected from the attacks of the 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. Before her arrest, however, Cersei arranged for the arrest of Horas and Hobber as part of her intrigues against Margaery Tyrell.
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 of the King.
- Runceford Redwyne, a past Lord of the Arbor. Paxter's grandfather and Olenna's father.
References in the books
A Song of Ice and Fire
- 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.
- Lord Paxter's twin sons Ser Horas and Ser Hobber teased and humiliated Samwell Tarly when he was sent to the Arbor as a page.
- House Redwyne is among the noble houses that Viserys Targaryen believed would rise for him if he landed in Westeros.
- The Redwyne twins ride in the Tourney of the Hand; Horas is unhorsed by Jory Cassel.
- During their captivity in King's Landing, Horas and Hobber ride in the Tourney for King Joffrey's 13th Name Day. Hobber was unhorsed by Ser Meryn Trant of the Kingsguard, and Horas defeated a knight whose device featured silver griffons on a striped blue and white field.
- Lord Redwyne and his twin sons are among the nobles presented to King Joffrey I after the Battle of the Blackwater.
- Lord Paxter gives King Joffrey I a scale replica of the ship that was being built in the Arbor that was to be named after the king as a wedding present.
- Lord Paxter is called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion Lannister for the death of King Joffrey. He told of how he heard Tyrion threaten the king.
- Ser Hobber is called as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of Tyrion Lannister for the death of King Joffrey. He told of how he saw Tyrion fill the wedding chalice.
- Lord Paxter, Ser Horas and Ser Hobber attended the funeral of Lord Tywin Lannister.
- Lord Paxter attends the wedding of Tommen I and Margaery Tyrell.
- Tyrion discovers a cask of strongwine in Pentos that was once a part of Lord Runceford Redwyne's private stock.
References and Notes
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Minor houses in A Song of Ice and Fire.