House Slate

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House Slate of Blackpool
House Slate.svg
Coat of arms Pale grey, a double tressure white
(Cendrée, a double tressure argent)
Head Lord Slate
Region North

House Slate of Blackpool is a noble house from Blackpool in the north. They blazon their arms with pale grey, a double tressure white.[3][4]


The Slates ruled as First Men kings after the Long Night, but they eventually submitted to the Kings of Winter and became vassals of House Stark of Winterfell.[2]

House Slate once held the Wolf's Den.[1]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

According to Lady Barbrey Dustin, Slates campaigned with Robb Stark, King in the North, and lost men in the Red Wedding.[5]

The banner of House Slate is seen when Roose Bolton gathers the northern forces to Barrow Hall in Barrowton,[3] and Lord Slate attends the wedding of Ramsay Bolton to "Arya Stark" (actually Jeyne Poole) at Winterfell.[6] Maester Henly, who once served Lord Slate, is put in charge of the ravens and messages.[6]

House Slate at the end of the third century

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


  • Maester Henly, currently in Winterfell.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Kings of Winter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
  4. The Citadel. Heraldry: the North
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.