House Thorne

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House Thorne
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Coat of arms Gules, a flail argent within an bordure rayonne sable
Region the Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Thorne is a noble house from the Crownlands.

According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their shields with a silver flail on red within a black border rayonne.[1]

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History

Ser Rickard Thorne was a knight of the Kingsguard during the reign of Viserys I Targaryen.[2]

Ser Alliser Thorne was on the battlements of King's Landing when Tywin Lannister sacked the city during Robert's Rebellion. Instead of execution, he chose to join the Night's Watch.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Alliser Thorne is the master-at-arms of the Night's Watch at Castle Black. Ser Endrew Tarth replaces him at Castle Black when Alliser is sent to King's Landing with the hand of a wight to drum up support for the Night's Watch and to make the Iron Throne aware of the coming threat.

A Storm of Swords

Ser Alliser returns to the Wall with Lord Janos Slynt. During the choosing of a new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Alliser puts his name forth. He comes in sixth on the first day, loses votes on the second day, and withdraws his name. He throws his support behind Janos afterwards, but Jon Snow is ultimately chosen instead.

A Dance with Dragons

Lord Commander Snows sends Alliser ranging beyond the Wall with Dywen.[3]

House Thorne at the end of the third century

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

Historical Thornes

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