House Yew

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House Yew
House Yew.svg
Coat of arms A golden longbow on white between two crimson flaunches
(Argent, a longbow or between two flaunches gules)
Head Ser Manfryd Yew[1]
Region Westerlands[1]
Overlord House Lannister[1]
Founder Alan o' the Oak[2]
Founded Dawn Age/Age of Heroes[2][N 1]

House Yew is a house of landed knights from the westerlands.[1]

Their arms do not appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources, they are a golden longbow on white between two crimson flaunches.[3]


House Yew is an ancient line of First Men origin, boasting descent from the legendary Blind Bowman, Alan o' the Oak.[2]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Ser Manfryd Yew and Ser Raynard Ruttiger are entrusted by Daven Lannister to see no boats escape downstream during the siege of Riverrun. Brynden Tully escapes by swimming from Riverrun on a moonless night. Ser Jaime Lannister thinks that if Ruttiger, Yew, or their men heard a splash, they would believe it was a turtle or a trout.[4]

House Yew at the end of the third century

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


  1. The text states that certain houses trace their roots back to the "golden age of the First Men",[2] a term that could be meant to cover the Dawn Age and the Age of Heroes together. As it is unlikely that no First Men houses of note were founded in the Age of Heroes, we cannot tell if the mentioned houses were founded in the Dawn Age or the Age of Heroes.