House Botley

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House Botley of Lordsport
Coat of arms shoal of silver fish on pale green
Seat Lordsport
Lord Lord Germund Botley
Region Iron Islands
Title Lord of Lordsport
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 Rebellion, he 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][3] 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 Sack of Winterfell. He survived the treachery of the Bolton men by climbing the heart tree in the godswood and hiding in its branches. He is eventually found by Lord Wyman Manderly, who learns from him the truth of the events as well as the whereabouts of Rickon Stark.
  • Two Botleys joined Wex in staying by Theon; they in all probability were slain.
  • 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.
  • Asha Greyjoy spots the silverfish of Botley among the banners of those gathered to support her on Harlaw.
  • Harlan Botley was part of Victarion Greyjoy's force holding Moat Cailin, and died from a poisoned dart 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.
  • Aeron Greyjoy spotted the banners of House Botley among those gathered for the kingsmoot on Old Wyk.
  • 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. He was spotted by Victarion in the hall of Lord Hewett's castle with a rope of pearls around his neck.

References and Notes