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House Lothston of Harrenhal
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Coat of arms Party per bend argent and or, a bat displayed sable
Seat Harrenhal
Current Lord Extinct
Region The Riverlands
Title Lord of Harrenhal
Overlord House Tully
Died out After 212AC

House Lothston of Harrenhal is an extinct house from Harrenhal in the Riverlands. They held Harrenhal until three or four generations before A Song of Ice and Fire and were a powerful House which once loomed large in the histories of the Seven Kingdoms.[1]

Their arms were a black bat on a field divided bendwise, silver and gold.[2][3]

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History

The Lothstons acquired Harrenhal when House Strong became extinct.

Jeyne Lothston was the eighth of King Aegon IV Targaryen's mistresses.

The Lothstons had a bad reputation; Lord Lucas Lothston and his son Manfryd were renowned for their black deeds.[3] According to Ser Eustace Osgrey, Manfred Lothston betrayed Daemon Blackfyre in the Blackfyre Rebellion.[4] Lady Danelle Lothston was said to send giant bats out to capture children for her cookpots,[5] and a mad Lady Lothston (possibly Danelle) is said to have bathed in blood and feasted on flesh.[6] When Lord Bloodraven marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, among the river lords who came in support was Lady Danelle.

The last Lothston was killed with the help of an ancestor of Ser Illifer the Penniless in unknown circumstances.[3] After the line ended the lordship of Harrenhal was given to House Whent.

Ben Blackthumb worked as a boy for Lord Lothston and later for the grandfather and father of Lady Shella Whent. [7]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Ser Jaime Lannister uses a shield found in the armory of Harrenhal with the arms of House Lothston on his ride back to King's Landing. He remembers the stories of Lady Lothston who bathed in tubs of blood and presided over feasts of human flesh.

A Feast for Crows

Petyr Baelish uses the extinction of House Lothston as an example of the fate of those who claim to own Harrenhal.[8]

A Dance with Dragons

Jon Lothston serves with the Golden Company in Essos.[1]

House Lothston at the end of third century

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

Historical Members

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