House Royce

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House Royce of Runestone
Coat of arms Black iron studs on bronze, bordered with runes
Words We Remember
Seat Runestone
Current Lord Yohn Royce
Region the Vale
Title Lord of Runestone
Heir Andar Royce
Overlord House Arryn
Cadet Branch Royce of the Gates of the Moon
Founded Age of Heroes

House Royce of Runestone are an old noble house, perhaps the most powerful bannermen to House Arryn.[Citation Needed] House Royce's seat is the ancestral castle Runestone, located on the coast of the narrow sea. Their cadet branch Royce of the Gates of the Moon occupies the non-hereditary seat of the Gates of the Moon, located on the path that leads to the Eyrie. They blazon their arms with black iron studs on bronze, bordered with runes [1] and their motto, is "We Remember".[2]



The Royces are an old house, they predate Arryn rule and trace their blood to the days of the First Men, who once populated the Vale, although no doubt they have since been heavily intermarried with the Andals who conquered the Vale millenia ago.

They have several sets of ancient bronze plate armor inscribed with runes that are thought to make their wearers immune to injury.[3] The truth of this claim has been called into question.

During the War of the Five Kings, Lord Yohn is one of the lords of the Vale who wishes to join with King Robb Stark, and has been very outspoken on the matter.

The Royce House at the end of the third century

The known Royces during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:

Yohn Royce
Andar Royce
{Robar Royce}
{Waymar Royce}
Ysilla Royce
Mychel Redfort


Sworn Houses

House Coldwater Coldwater of Coldwater Burn
House Shett Shett of Gull Tower
House Tollett Tollett of Grey Glen

References in the books

Dunk and Egg

A Song of Ice and Fire

References and Notes

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