Ronald Connington

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Ronald Connington
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Title Ser
Castellan of Griffin's Roost
Knight of Griffin's Roost
Allegiance House Connington
Culture Stormlands
Born In or before 262 AC[1]
Died In or between 292 AC and 298 AC[1]
Issue Ronnet Connington
Raymund Connington
Alynne Connington
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Ser Ronald Connington was the Knight of Griffin's Roost and head of House Connington. He had three children: Ronnet, Raymund and Alynne.


When his cousin, Lord Jon Connington, went to King's Landing to attend Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, Ronald was made castellan of Griffin's Roost.[2] Lord Jon was exiled by King Aerys II Targaryen during Robert's Rebellion, following the loss at the Battle of the Bells in the riverlands, and stripped of his lands, titles, and wealth.[3][2] Griffin's Roost next passed to Ronald.[2] Ronald joined the rebellion, but following the conclusion of the war, the new King Robert I Baratheon completed the destruction of House Connington which Aerys II had begun; While Ronald was allowed to keep both his head and Griffin's Roost, he lost his lordship and a lot of the Connington wealth, while nine-tenths of the Connnington lands were given to neighboring lords who had been more fervent supporters to Robert's claim.[2][3] This reduced Ronald to a landed knight,[3] carrying the title Knight of Griffin's Roost.[2]

Ronald once attempted to betroth his eldest son, Ronnet, to Brienne Tarth, the daughter and heir to Lord Selwyn Tarth of Tarth. Though Ronnet objected, stating that he had heard how ugly Brienne was, Ronald would not relent. Ronnet did eventually travel to Tarth to meet with Brienne, but informed her immediately that he had no interest in marrying her.[3]

Ronald was eventually succeeded as the Knight of Griffin's Roost by his heir, Ronnet.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Ronald Connington calculation
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.