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House Strong of Harrenhal
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Coat of arms White, three pallets azure, gules and vert
Current Lord Extinct
Region the Riverlands
Overlord House Tully
Died out Before 196 AL

House Strong of Harrenhal was a noble house in the Riverlands. Their seat was Harrenhal. Like the other families who have been in possession of Harrenhal, their family died out.[1] According to semi-canon sources they blazoned their arms with a tripartite pale blue, red, and green on white.[2]

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History

see also Harrenhal

Harrenhal has been in the possession of a number of noble families. The first after Aegon's Landing were House Qoherys, the last House Whent. In the books there is no order stated, only that the Lothstons and the Whents were the last two.[3] House Strong then must have been in the possession of the Harrenhal between 1 AL and 196 AL[4]

According to the A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, House Strong was the 4th house holding Harrenhal and ruled from Harrenhal during the reigns of Jaehaerys I and Rhaenyra Targaryen.

During the Dance of the Dragons, the House's wealth was "not-inconsiderable" according to Archmaester Gyldayn. Lord Larys "Clubfoot" sat on the green council while his castellan and kinsman Ser Simon held Harrenhal against the blacks. That the House supported the green cause may mean that Rhaenyra Targaryen's sons were indeed not those of Harwin Strong, or at least that their affair ended badly.

House Strong at the end of third century

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

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

Historical Members

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 22, Alayne
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime
  4. At the time of the Blackfyre Rebellion (196 AL, Harrenhal was the seat of House Lothston according to The Sworn Sword, page 56.
  5. The Princess and the Queen
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