Last Hearth

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Last Hearth
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Last Hearth by Yoann Boissonnet © Fantasy Flight Games
Location The north
Government House Umber, Feudal lord
Ruler Lord Jon Umber
Religion Old gods
The north and the location of the Last Hearth
The north and the location of the Last Hearth
Last Hearth
The north and the location of the Last Hearth

Last Hearth,[1] sometimes called the Last Hearth,[2] is the seat of House Umber in the north. It lies close to the Gift in a forest east of the kingsroad. It is north of the Last River, northeast of Long Lake, and west of the Bay of Seals.[3][4][5] With the exception of the castles of the Night's Watch, Last Hearth is the northernmost major castle of the Seven Kingdoms.[5]


Last Hearth by Alfred Khamidullin © Fantasy Flight Games

Last Hearth was the royal seat of the Umbers when they were petty kings in the Age of Heroes.[6]

In 58 AC Queen Alysanne Targaryen flew on Silverwing to the Last Hearth and other local keeps, surprising and delighting northern lords.[7]

In the great mêlée at Last Hearth in 170 AC, it is said that no fewer than eighteen men died, and half again that number were sorely maimed before the day was done.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Last Hearth by guad ©

Lord Greatjon Umber and his son, the Smalljon, lead most of the Umber fighting men south alongside Robb Stark.[9]

A Clash of Kings

In the absence of its lord, Last Hearth is administered by joint castellans, Mors Crowfood and Hother Whoresbane, uncles of the Greatjon. During the harvest feast of Winterfell, Mors and Hother request assistance from Bran Stark because the Umbers lack the manpower to harvest their land and repel wildlings encroaching from across the Bay of Seals. The castellans are tasked by Ser Rodrik Cassel to build longships made of Umber lumber with White Harbor's assistance.[4]

A Storm of Swords

Bran and his companions consider stealing horses and riding to Last Hearth, but Bran decides they should find the three-eyed crow beyond the Wall instead.[1]

Maester Aemon sends a raven to Last Hearth in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.[10]

A Dance with Dragons

Because Greatjon Umber is held prisoner at the Twins after the Red Wedding, Hother reluctantly supports Lord Roose Bolton as Warden of the North. Mors decides to support Stannis Baratheon as King of Westeros if he is given the skull of Mance Rayder and if Hother is pardoned for supporting Roose.[11] It is unknown who holds Last Hearth in the brothers' absence. At Castle Black, Ser Godry Farring suggests that Stannis intimidate the Umbers by killing Mors and burning Last Hearth, but Jon Snow scoffs at the idea.[11]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Theon Greyjoy tells Stannis that Mors took green boys to support Stannis, while Hother took greybeards to support Roose.[12]