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House Waynwood of Ironoaks
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Coat of arms A broken black wheel, on a green field
(Vert, a wheel broken sable)
Seat Ironoaks
Current Lord Anya Waynwood
Region The Vale
Title Lord of Ironoaks
Heir Ser Morton Waynwood
Overlord House Arryn

House Waynwood of Ironoaks is a noble house from Ironoaks in the Vale. They are one of the great noble families sworn to House Arryn. They are known for their insistence on ceremony.[1]

They blazon their arms with a black broken wheel on green.[2][3] Their words do not appear in the books.


Wild Wyl Waynwood was a part of Lord Arryn's van during the Battle of the Redgrass Field, and was cut down by Daemon Blackfyre himself.[4]

Elys Waynwood married Alys Arryn, sister of Lord Jon Arryn, and had nine children. One of their daughters married a knight of House Hardyng, and had a son named Harrold Hardyng, who is heir presumptive to House Arryn and a ward of House Waynwood.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

When Catelyn Stark reaches the Bloody Gate with Tyrion Lannister and is attacked by Vale mountain clansmen, their group is saved by a sortie led by Ser Donnel Waynwood. While riding up to the Gate, Donnel ceremonially asks permission to enter the Vale.[1]

Lady Anya Waynwood is at the Eyrie during Tyrion's trial by battle with her sons.[6] Lady Anya's heir, Ser Morton Waynwood, is a suitor to Lady Lysa Arryn after Lord Jon Arryn's death, and predicts an easy victory for Ser Vardis Egen over Bronn.[7]

A Clash of Kings

Ser Donnel becomes Knight of the Gate after Ser Brynden Tully left the post vacant.[8]

A Storm of Swords

When discussing King Robb Stark's succession, his mother Catelyn Stark recalls that Lord Eddard Stark's grandfather had a sister who married a younger son of Lord Raymar Royce and had three daughters, one of whom married a Waynwood.[9]

The Waynwoods support Lord Yohn Royce when he pressures Lady Lysa to enter the War of the Five Kings.[10]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Anya Waynwood is one of the Lords Declarant who try to depose Lord Petyr Baelish, the Lord Protector of the Vale.[11] Petyr doubts about being able to turn Lady Anya to his side, but considers her too old to pose a threat.[2] To everyone's astonishment, Lady Anya attends the wedding of Lyonel Corbray orchestrated by Petyr in Gulltown. In exchange for the purchase of her debts, Anya agrees to betroth her ward, Harrold Hardyng, to Petyr's bastard daughter, Alayne Stone, and risk Lord Royce's wrath.[5]

The Winds of Winter

Lady Anya, her son Wallace and grandson Roland, and her ward Harrold Hardyng, attend the tourney for the Brotherhood of Winged Knights at the Gates of the Moon. Alayne Stone greets them when they arrive.[12]

House Waynwood at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there is also:

Unknown Waynwood
Unknown wife
Unknown husband
Unknown Hardyng
4 daughters
Harrold Hardyng
Unknown Elesham
Alys Stone


Historical Members

Sworn Houses

House Hardyng House Hardyng.

References and Notes

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