Samwell Blackwood

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Samwell Blackwood
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Title Lord of Raventree Hall[1]
Allegiance House Blackwood[1]
Blacks[1]
Culture Rivermen[1]
Born In or before 106 AC[2]
Died In 129 AC, at the Burning Mill[1]
Father Lord Blackwood
Issue Benjicot Blackwood[3][4]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Samwell Blackwood was the Lord of Raventree Hall and head of House Blackwood at the start of the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.[1]

History

Early life

When Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen visited the Trident in 112 AC, Samwell lost a duel to Amos Bracken as the rivals unsuccessfully fought for the young princess's favor and hand in marriage.[3][5][6]

Samwell later succeeded his father as Lord of Raventree Hall.[1]

Dance of the Dragons

When the Dance of the Dragons began in 129 AC, Samwell declared for Queen Rhaenyra and raised her banners over Raventree Hall following the assault on Harrenhal.[7] Lord Blackwood sent raiders to attack the lands of House Bracken, who had declared for King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens. The Blackwoods burned crops, drove off sheep and cattle, sacked villages, and despoiled every sept they came across. When the Brackens gathered a strong force to strike back, Samwell ambushed their host on the march, taking them unaware as they camped beneath a riverside mill. In the resulting Battle of the Burning Mill, Samwell was cut down and slain by Ser Amos in single combat, but Amos was then struck down by a weirwood arrow allegedly fired by Samwell's young sister, Black Aly.[1]

Samwell was succeeded as Lord of Raventree Hall by his eleven-year-old son, Benjicot Blackwood.[4]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord
Blackwood
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robb
Rivers
 
Samwell
 
Unknown
wife
 
Alysanne
 
Cregan
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benjicot
 
Sarra
Stark
 
Alys
Stark
 
Raya
Stark
 
Mariah
Stark
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  2. See the Samwell Blackwood calculation.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  5. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
  7. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.