Lord Paramount of the Trident

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Lord Paramount of the Trident is a title granted by the Iron Throne to the liege lord of the riverlands within the Seven Kingdoms.[1] The title refers to the great river, the Trident.

History

After the death of Harren Hoare, the King of the Isles and the Rivers, at Harrenhal during Aegon's Conquest, Aegon the Conqueror granted the riverlands to Lord Edmyn Tully of Riverrun and named him Lord Paramount of the Trident.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

With Hoster Tully, Lord Paramount of the Trident, ailing at Riverrun, his heir Edmure supports Robb Stark, the newly-crowned King in the North[2] and King of the Trident.[3]

After the assassination of King Renly Baratheon at Storm's End, Petyr Baelish and Tyrion Lannister plot to form an alliance with House Tyrell to win over any lords from the Reach or the stormlands that did not immediately declare for King Stannis Baratheon. Petyr volunteers to travel to Bitterbridge to broker the deal,[4] and is successful in forging a Lannister-Tyrell alliance through the engagement of King Joffrey I Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell,[5][6] the daughter of Mace Tyrell, Lord Paramount of the Mander.

Petyr returns to King's Landing with Tyrell forces alongside those of Lord Tywin Lannister. The allied Lannister and Tyrell armies are able to take Stannis's forces in the rear in the last hours of the Battle of the Blackwater, with Petyr providing the idea to dress Ser Garlan Tyrell in King Renly's armor during the battle so as to frighten Stannis's men-at-arms.[7]

After the battle, Petyr is rewarded with the title Lord Paramount of the Trident and is made the new liege lord over the riverlands according to the Iron Throne. Petyr is also made Lord of Harrenhal, although the castle is still held by Lord Roose Bolton in Robb's name. Though Petyr has not set foot in Harrenhal, the title gives him nominal control over the war-torn riverlands and elevates his rank considerably.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Hoster Tully passes away at Riverrun[9] and his successor, Lord Edmure Tully, is attainted by the Iron Throne[10] after being captured at the Red Wedding.[11] In addition to being Lord Paramount of the Trident, Petyr Baelish becomes Lord Protector of the Vale after wedding Lady Lysa Arryn.[12][13]

Known Lords Paramount of the Trident

Quotes

It is the wish of the King's Grace that his loyal councillor Petyr Baelish be rewarded for faithful service to crown and realm. Be it known that Lord Baelish is granted the castle of Harrenhal with all its attendant lands and incomes, there to make his seat and rule henceforth as Lord Paramount of the Trident. Petyr Baelish and his sons and grandsons shall hold and enjoy these honors until the end of time, and all the lords of the Trident shall do him homage as their rightful liege.[8]
- Ser Kevan Lannister at court


Lord Paramount of the Trident, Sansa thought, and Lord of Harrenhal as well. She did not understand why that should make him so happy; the honors were as empty as the title granted to Hallyne the Pyromancer.[8]
- thoughts of Sansa Stark

References and Notes

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