House Rykker

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House Rykker of Duskendale
House Rykker.svg
Coat of arms Two black warhammers crossed on a white saltire on blue
(Azure, on a saltire argent two warhammers saltirewise sable)
Seat The Dun Fort
Head Lord Renfred Rykker
Region Crownlands
Title Lord of Duskendale[1]
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Rykker of Duskendale is a noble house from the crownlands. Their sigil depicts two black warhammers crossed on a white saltire on blue.[2][3] Their seat is the castle of the Dun Fort in Duskendale.[1]


House Rykker received Duskendale following the Defiance of Duskendale and the fall of House Darklyn.[3]

During the feast that Aerys II Targaryen threw when Cersei Lannister first came to court, Lord Owen Merryweather talked about raising taxes on wine, prompting Lord Rykker to joke about Lord Tywin Lannister shitting gold. Tywin stared at Lord Rykker until Lord Rykker gave up and walked away.[4]

During Robert's Rebellion, Ser Jaremy Rykker fought for Aerys, surrendering to House Lannister forces during the Sack of King's Landing. He was given the choice of execution or the Wall by Tywin Lannister, and chose the Night's Watch.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Jaremy Rykker commands the rangers in Benjen Stark's absence, but he is killed by a wight in Castle Black.[6]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Helman Tallhart and Robett Glover march on Duskendale. They are met by Lord Randyll Tarly and are defeated in the battle at Duskendale. The retreating northmen are then routed by Ser Gregor Clegane.[7]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Renfred Rykker is with Lord Tarly at Maidenpool. He leaves Ser Rufus Leek as castellan of the Dun Fort to look after his wife and his children, while he is away.[3]

House Rykker at the end of the third century

The known Rykkers during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:


Historical Members