House Trant

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House Trant of Gallowsgrey
House Trant.png
Coat of arms A black hanged man, on a blue field
(Azure, a hanged man sable)
Words So End Our Foes
Seat Gallowsgrey
Region Stormlands
Title Lord of Gallowsgrey
Overlord House Baratheon

House Trant is a noble family from the stormlands. They are one of the principal houses sworn to House Baratheon of Storm's End.[1]

According to a semi-canon source the seat of House Trant is Gallowsgrey. Their words are "So End Our Foes".[2] They blazon their shields with azure, a hanged man, sable.[3]


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.[4]

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.[5]

Recent Events

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

Meryn is frequently ordered to beat Sansa Stark by King Joffrey I Baratheon. He is assigned to guard Joffrey during the Battle of the Blackwater.

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:

References and Notes

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