Lord of Harrenhal

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Lord of Harrenhal or Lady of Harrenhal is the title held by the noble seated at the castle of Harrenhal since Aegon's Conquest. Throughout the castle's history, many noble families have held the castle, with most, if not all of them, going extinct, leading to the belief that the castle is cursed.

History

The castle of Harrenhal was constructed on the orders of King Harren Hoare, the last King of the Isles and the Rivers, who ruled over the Iron Islands and the riverlands. It took almost forty years to build the castle. The day of its completion, Aegon Targaryen landed on the shores of Westeros, beginning his Conquest.[1]

Aegon eventually arrived at Harrenhal, where he offered King Harren a chance to surrender. The king refused, so at evenfall, Aegon and his dragon, Balerion, descended on the castle, burning everything that was flammable, and even melting the stone with which the castle had been build.[1] Harren and his sons died at the tower which afterwards became known as Kingspyre Tower.[2] It is said by some that the ghosts of Harren and his sons still haunt the castle.[2]

Quenton Qoherys, the previous master-at-arms at Dragonstone, was made Lord of Harrenhal by King Aegon I Targaryen following the death of Harren.[3] House Qoherys only ruled Harrenhal for a short time. Following the death of the second and last Qoherys lord of Harrenhal, Gargon Qoherys, Harrenhal would earn a dark reputation.[3] The castle is now believed to be a dark place, and cursed as well,[4][5][6][7][8][9] and every house that has held the castle since has met serious misfortune.[5][10]

Houses who have held Harrenhal

Harrenhal has been held by multiple Houses over the past three centuries. All have met with misfortunes,[5][10] leading to the castle's cursed reputation:

Lords of Harrenhal

Petyr Baelish, the current Lord of Harrenhal

A chronological list of the known Lords and Ladies of Harrenhal:

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya VII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 The World of Ice and Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.
  4. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 8, Tyrion II.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
  11. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Rogue Prince.
  13. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
  14. The Princess and the Queen.
  15. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  16. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  17. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  18. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 4, Brienne I.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  20. The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  21. The World of Ice and Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring.
  22. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  23. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  24. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
  25. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 37, Jaime V.
  26. 26.0 26.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 44, Jaime VI.
  27. 27.0 27.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 62, Jaime VII.
  28. 28.0 28.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.
  29. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  30. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 65, Arya XII.

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