House Volmark

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House Volmark
House Volmark.png
Coat of arms Cendrée, a leviathan sable
Seat Volmark
Current Lord Lord Maron Volmark
Region Iron Islands
The Reach
Title Lord of Volmark
Lord of Greenshield
Overlord House Harlaw

House Volmark of Volmark is a noble house from the Iron Islands. Their seat of Volmark is on the island of Harlaw, and they are sworn to the house of the same name. They have large holdings on the island and have a decorated history.[1]

They blazon their arms with a black leviathan on a grey sea.[1][2] Their words are not known.


Lord Qhorin Volmark claimed the title of King of the Iron Islands, as his grandmother was the younger sister of King Harwyn Hardhand. He was slain by King Aegon I Targaryen in 2 AC, however. Lord Goren Greyjoy defeated a conspiracy to crown Qhorin's son in 33 AC.

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

When the kingsmoot is summoned, Lord Rodrik Harlaw calls his bannermen in Asha Greyjoy's name. Among others, the Volmarks gather in Harlaw. While standing ashore on Old Wyk a Volmark greets Victarion Greyjoy. Tarle the Thrice-Drowned claims that Lord Maron Volmark has the best claim on the Seastone Chair. Aeron Greyjoy spots the banners of House Volmark among those gathered for the kingsmoot on Old Wyk. During the kingsmoot, however, all the lords and captains are free to choose their candidate, and Maron supports Victarion.

When the Shield Islands are conquered by the ironmen, King Euron Greyjoy names Maron Lord of Greenshield. Victarion interprets it as a way to reinforce Euron's prestige by gaining the support of the young lord, who descends from Black Harren's line through his mother.

House Volmark at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Iron Islands
  3. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.

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