House Botley

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House Botley
Coat of arms shoal of silver fish on pale green
Seat Lordsport
Head Lord Germund Botley
Region Iron Islands
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Botley of Lordsport is a noble house from the Iron Islands. Their seat of Lordsport is located at the island of Pyke, at the opposite side of the Greyjoy's keep. The stronghold of the Botleys had been a great structure of timber and wattle, but when Robert Baratheon put down the Greyjoy's Rebellion razed the structure to the ground. A small square keep of stone was built afterwards.[1]

Their blazon is a shoal of silver fish on pale green.[2] Their words do not appear in the books.

The Botley House at the end of the third century

The known Botleys during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:

  • Maron Botley: Called "Fishwhiskers" and "Old Botley".
    • His sons.

first wife
other wife/wives

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Theon Greyjoy arrived at Lordsport from Seagard as envoy of King Robb Stark. There he saw the new keep of the Botleys, full of pale green flags emblazoned with a shoal of silvery fish, and remembers that the last time he saw Lordsport it was a smoking wasteland.
  • In exchange for a horse, Theon takes Wex Pyke as squire.
  • When entering the great hall with his father's captains Theon sees some Botleys among them.
  • Fishwhiskers and his sons were part of Theon's crew on the Sea Bitch.
  • Wex chose to stay and fight with during the Battle of Winterfell. His fate is unknown, but it is probable that he was slain by the Bolton men.
  • Two Botleys joined Wex in staying by Theon.
  • Sawane Botley stood against Euron and claimed that the Seastone Chair belonged to Theon after Balon's death. The Crow's Eye had him drowned for that.
  • Harlan Botley was part of Victarion Greyjoy's Cailin holding Moat Cailin, and died from a poisoned dard from the crannongmen.
  • Germund Botley pledged fealty to Euron, inheriting his brother's lordship instead of his nephews, and retaining the part of the Boltey's lands that were not awarded to Lord Wynch for his support.
  • Tristifer Botley was sent away to be fostered with Lord Blacktyde when Balon Greyjoy discovered he pretended to marry Asha Greyjoy.
  • Victarion sees Silverfin on Old Wyk before the kingsmoot.
  • During the kingsmoot, Germund Botley wore a gilded breastplate he had taken off a Lannister captain during Balon’s first rebellion.
  • At the kingsmoot, Germund Botley shouted for Euron and Tristifer Botley for Asha.
  • Germund Botley participated on the ironborn raid on the Shield Islands.

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