|House Reed of Greywater Watch|
|Coat of arms||Vert, a lizard-lion sable|
|Current Lord||Howland Reed|
Howland Reed was one of the six companions of Eddard Stark that went with him to the Tower of Joy, and the only one that survived the fight against the three members of Aerys II Targaryen's Kingsguard. Eddard said that he would not have survived the battle if it were not for Howland. He is said to have remained at Greywater Watch since the end of Robert's Rebellion.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
Howland Reed sends his children Meera and Jojen to Winterfell to represent the family in the harvest feast and renew the oath to the Starks. Meera and Jojen escape the sacked Winterfell with Bran and Rickon Stark.
A Storm of Swords
Robb Stark, King in the North, commands Maege Mormont and Galbart Glover to take men by longship and sail through the marshes of the Neck to seek out Howland Reed. Robb plans to march on Moat Cailin with 12,000 men once he joins with Roose Bolton. The crannogmen will guide a small force under Robb's command across the swamps in order to reach Moat Cailin from the north. However, Robb is killed in the Red Wedding at the Twins before his plan can be put into action.
A Dance with Dragons
Though House Reed has not openly aligned itself with either Roose Bolton, the new Warden of the North, or King Stannis Baratheon in the northern conflicts after the War of the Five Kings, Roose does not seem to trust Howland Reed - he travels in a wagon and with a decoy while in the Neck as a precaution.
House Reed at the end of the third century
The known Reeds during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Howland Reed, Lord of Greywater Watch.
|“||Meera and Jojen: To Winterfell we pledge the faith of Greywater. Hearth and heart and harvest we yield up to you, my lord. Our swords and spears and arrows are yours to command. Grant mercy to our weak, help to our helpless, and justice to all, and we shall never fail you.
Jojen: I swear it by earth and water.
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