House Roote

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House Roote of Lord Harroway's Town
House Roote.svg
Coat of arms A two-headed horse, brown, on a field of wavy green and green
(Wavy vert and vert, a horse bicapitated brunâtre)
Seat Lord Harroway's Town
Head Unknown
Region Riverlands

House Roote of Lord Harroway's Town is a noble house from Harroway in the riverlands.[1] According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their arms with a two-headed horse, brown, on a field of wavy green and green.[2] They may have taken their sigil from Old King Andahar, as the ferry boat at Harroway is referred to as the king's two-headed water horse.[1]


Ser Richard Roote was one of the first knights of the Kingsguard when the order was founded in 10 AC.[3]

Lord Roote supported Prince Aegon Targaryen in his unsuccessful war against King Maegor I Targaryen.[4]

House Roote had acquired Lord Harroway's Town by the start of the Dance of the Dragons,[5] and they supported Rhaenyra Targaryen during the civil war. The Rootes helped to capture Stone Hedge,[5] but Ser Criston Cole later defeated Lord Roote, Lord Darry, and Ser Oswald Wode along the Gods Eye and Prince Aemond Targaryen burned Harroway with Vhagar.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Ser Andrey Charlton and his squire, Lucas Roote, are killed by the forces of House Lannister during the War of the Five Kings.[7]

Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark visit Lord Harroway's Town and find it washed out by the overflowing Trident.[1]

Feast for Crows

Ser Jaime Lannister spots the banner of House Roote among those of the river lords who have bent the knee and now aid House Lannister in the siege of Riverrun.[8]

House Roote at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
  3. 3.0 3.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 34, Arya VI.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.