|Last Hearth |
|Location || The North|
|Government || House Umber , Feudal lord.|
|Religion || Old gods|
Last Hearth, sometimes known as the Last Hearth, 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. With the exception of the castles of the Night's Watch, Last Hearth is the northernmost major castle of the Seven Kingdoms.
Last Hearth was the royal seat of the Umbers when they were petty kings.
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.
A Game of Thrones
Lord Greatjon Umber and his son Smalljon Umber lead most of the Umber fighting men south alongside Robb Stark.
A Clash of Kings
In the absence of its lord, Last Hearth is administered by joint castellans, Greatjon's uncles Mors Umber and Hother Umber. 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.
A Storm of Swords
Maester Aemon sends a raven to Last Hearth in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.
A Dance with Dragons
Because Greatjon Umber is held prisoner at the Twins, 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. It is unknown who holds Last Hearth in the brothers' absence.
The Winds of Winter
Theon Greyjoy tells Stannis that Mors took green boys to support Stannis, while Hother took greybeards to support Roose.
References and notes
- ↑ The Lands of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Last Hearth.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Kings of Winter.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 55, Jon VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 17, Jon IV.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Theon.