|House Trant of Gallowsgrey|
|Coat of arms|| A black hanged man, on a blue field|
(Azure, a hanged man sable)
|Words||So End Our Foes|
|Title||Lord of Gallowsgrey|
When Steely Pate gave Dunk his newly painted shield, they discussed the auspicious merit of various heraldic sigils. Pate mentioned having seen shields adorned with, among other things, hanged men and reminded Dunk that they served their wielders well enough.
Dunk, having had his shield destroyed in battle in with Lucas Inchfield, bought a new shield during his stay at Stoney Sept. The shield had not been painted since its last owner and therefore still featured a man hanged man as its sigil - most likely the personal arms for some member of House Trant. This inspired Dunk to adopt the temporary alias of the "Gallows Knight" for the Whitewalls tourney.
A Game of Thrones
Ser Meryn Trant is one of the three Kingsguard who protect King Robert I Baratheon on his journey north. When Lord Eddard Stark is betrayed and arrested, Meryn is sent to capture Arya Stark and fights Syrio Forel.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
During the trial of Tyrion Lannister for the death of Joffrey, Ser Meryn is called as a witness for the prosecution. He recounts that Tyrion beat Joffrey after the riot of King's Landing and that Tyrion threatened the king's life.
House Trant at the end of the third century
The known Trants during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
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