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House Tallhart of Torrhen's Square
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Coat of arms Tenny, three sentinel trees vert
Words Proud and Free
Seat Torrhen's Square
Current Lord Eddara Tallhart
Region the North
Title Master of Torrhen's Square
Heir Brandon Tallhart
Overlord House Bolton

House Tallhart of Torrhen's Square is a noble house from the North. Although they are of masterly rank rather than lordly, they are among the principal houses sworn to Winterfell.[1] Their seat is Torrhen's Square.

Their arms show three green sentinel trees, over a brown field.[2][3] The words of the house do not appear in the books, but according to a semi-canon source they are «Proud and Free».[4]

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Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

After getting indications that the Lannisters were involved in the murder attempt on Bran Stark, Eddard Stark tells Catelyn Tully to send word to Ser Helman Tallhart and Galbart Glover to raise a hundred bowmen and fortify Moat Cailin.[5]

The banners of House Tallhart are seen by Bran at Winterfell when Robb Stark calls his banners. Helman is the first to pay his respects to Catelyn when she joins Robb's army at Moat Cailin. Helman is chosen by Robb to captain a guard of 400 archers and swordsmen left at the Twins to reinforce its defenses and control Lord Walder Frey.

A Clash of Kings

Leobald Tallhart is one of the contenders for the Hornwood inheritance, being married to a sister of the late Lord Halys Hornwood. Benfred Tallhart raises a company of young men who call themselves the Wild Hares and ride through the northern countryside with rabbit skins trying to emulate the Young Wolf.

Leobald sends his nephew Benfred to deal with the raiders pillaging the Stony Shore, who turn out to be ironborn led by Theon Greyjoy. Benfred is captured in the Battle of the Stony Shore and is drowned at sea under the supervision of Aeron Damphair.

Edmure Tully orders Helman to leave the Twins and assist Lord Roose Bolton in taking Harrenhal. Lord Bolton later receives notice from Helman that he has captured Darry after the Lannister garrison surrendered. Roose replies that by order of King Robb the prisoners are to be executed and the castle burned. Helman is instructed to then join Robett Glover and attack Duskendale.

After defeating the ironborn besieging Torrhen's Square, Leobald joins Ser Rodrik Cassel to take back Winterfell from Theon's ironborn. However, Leobald is slain by the Boltons, his body presented to Theon as a gift by Ramsay Snow.

A Storm of Swords

Helman is slain during the Battle of Duskendale. Torrhen's Square is taken by Dagmer Cleftjaw, who keeps the surviving Tallhart family hostage.

Tallhart troops are slain in the Red Wedding.[6]

Maester Aemon sends a raven to Torrhen's Square in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.

A Dance with Dragons

While the ironborn at Moat Cailin[7] and Deepwood Motte[8] are defeated, Torrhen's Square remains held by Dagmer Cleftjaw.[9]

Tallhart men join Roose Bolton, the new Warden of the North, at Barrowton and Winterfell. However, Roose does not believe he can rely on their loyalty.[10]

Tallhart survivors from the Sack of Winterfell rally to the side of King Stannis Baratheon.[11]

House Tallhart at the end of the third century

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helman
 
 
 
Leobald
 
Berena Hornwood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benfred
 
Eddara
 
Brandon
 
Beren
 


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