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| Seat = In the [[northern mountains]]
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| Current_Lord = [[Torghen Flint]]{{Ref|ADWD|Appendix}}
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| Heir = [[Donnel Flint]]{{Ref|ADWD|Appendix}}
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'''House Flint of the mountains''' is the formal name given to the mountain clan of the Flints at [[the North]] that inhabit the high mountains north of the [[Wolfswood]].<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 24|Chapter 24]], Bran</ref> They however like to called the First Flints since the other Flints were cadet branches of the familly.
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'''House Flint of the mountains''' is the formal name given to the [[Northern mountain clans|mountain clan]] of the Flints of the [[north]] who inhabit the [[northern mountains|high mountains]] north of the [[wolfswood]].{{Ref|ASOS|24}} They like to be called the '''First Flints''' since [[House Flint of Widow's Watch]] and [[House Flint of Flint's Finger]] are cadet branches of the family.{{Ref|ADWD|49}} Its chief is known as "The Flint", although at [[Winterfell]] the treatment of "Lord Flint" is used.
Its chief is known as "The Flint", although at [[Winterfell]] the treatment of "Lord Flint" would be used.
 
  
Their arms or motto do not appear in the books, neither has [[George R. R. Martin|the author]] submitted them in semi-canon material.
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Their arms or motto do not appear in the books, neither has [[George R. R. Martin]] submitted them in semi-canon material.
  
==The Flint mountain clan at the end of the third century==
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==History==
*[[Torghen Flint]], of the First Flints, called "The Flint", or "Old Flint".
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It is possible that the Flints of the mountains are the same as [[House Flint of Breakstone Hill]], who ruled as [[First Men]] kings after the [[Long Night]] until being reduced to vassalage by the [[Kings of Winter]], [[House Stark]] of [[Winterfell]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The North: The Mountain Clans}}
*[[Donnel Flint]], called "Black Donnel Flint", his son and heir.
 
*[[Artos Flint]], his second son, half-brother to Black Donnel.
 
  
==References in the books==
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It is suggested that the [[Night's King]] was a Flint, among the many possibilities. Lord Commander [[Rodrik Flint]] is regarded as one of the worst commanders of the [[Night's Watch]], for trying to make himself [[King-Beyond-the-Wall]]. One of the dark legends surrounding the [[Nightfort]] is the rape and murder of brave young [[Danny Flint]].
===A Song of Ice and Fire===
 
* The Flints are reported to have ties to [[House Hornwood]] through the female line, though the text does not specify which branch.
 
* [[Bran Stark|Bran]] recalls there are some Flints living in the high places during his trip to the Wall with [[Hodor]] and the [[House Reed|Reeds]].
 
* [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]]'s maternal grandmother had been a Flint from the mountains. Old [[Nan]] used to say to Bran that it was her blood that made him to climb so foolishly.<ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 24|Chapter 24]], Bran</ref>
 
* Lord Commander [[Rodrik Flint]] is regarded as one of the worst commanders of the [[Night's Watch]], for trying to make himself [[King-Beyond-the-Wall]].
 
* One of the dark legends surrounding the [[Nightfort]] is the rape and murder of brave young [[Danny Flint]].
 
* It is suggested that the [[Night's King]] was a Flint, among the many possibilites.
 
*The Flints join [[Stannis Baratheon]] in his campaign to take the North away from the [[Ironborn]] and [[House Bolton]].
 
  
==References and Notes==
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A branch of House Flint held the [[Wolf's Den]] for a century after the extinction of the [[House Greystark|Greystarks]].{{Ref|ADWD|29}}
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The Flints of the hills aided Lord [[Cregan Stark]] in hunting down the [[free folk]] raiders of [[Sylas the Grim]].{{Ref|FAB|Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows}}
[[Category:Noble houses|Flint of the mountain]]
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Lord [[Eddard Stark]]'s maternal grandmother, [[Arya Flint]], was a Flint from the mountains. Old [[Nan]] used to say to [[Bran Stark]] that it was her blood that made him climb so foolishly.{{Ref|ASOS|24}}
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The Flints of the mountains have been raided by [[wildlings]] led by the [[Weeper]].{{Ref|ADWD|53}}
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==Recent Events==
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===''A Clash of Kings''===
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The Flints are reported to have ties to [[House Hornwood]] through the female line, though ''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' does not specify which branch.{{Ref|ACOK|16}}
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===''A Storm of Swords''===
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[[Bran Stark]] recalls there are some Flints living in the [[Northern mountains|high places]] during his trip to the [[Wall]] with [[Hodor]], [[Meera Reed]], and [[Jojen Reed]].{{Ref|ASOS|24}}
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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The Flints join [[Stannis Baratheon]] in his campaign to take the north away from the [[ironborn]] and [[House Bolton]]. They hope to save "[[Eddard Stark|The Ned]]'s" girl, "[[Jeyne Poole|Arya Stark]]", from the Boltons.{{Ref|ADWD|42}}
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[[Torghen Flint]] visits [[Castle Black]] with five fighting men, as well as a fourteen-year-old wet nurse who attends [[Monster]]. The Flint and [[Brandon Norrey|the Norrey]] are wary of Lord Commander [[Jon Snow]]'s plan to settle [[wildlings]] in the [[Gift]].{{Ref|ADWD|53}}
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==House Flint of the mountains at the end of the third century==
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The known Flints of the mountains during the timespan of the events described in ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' are:
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* Lord [[Torghen Flint]], of the First Flints, called ''The Flint'', or ''Old Flint''.
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** [[Donnel Flint]], called ''Black Donnel Flint'', his son and heir.
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** [[Artos Flint]], his second son, half-brother to Black Donnel.
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==Historical Members==
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* [[Arya Flint]], married [[Rodrik Stark (son of Beron)|Rodrik Stark]], mother of [[Branda Stark|Branda]] and [[Lyarra Stark]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Appendix:Stark Lineage}}
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==Quotes==
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{{Quote|The First Flints, they call themselves. They say the other Flints are the blood of younger sons, who had to leave [[Northern mountains|the mountains]] to find food and land and wives.{{Ref|ADWD|49}}|[[Jon Snow]] to [[Alys Karstark]]}}
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==References==
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Latest revision as of 01:14, 22 May 2019

House Flint of the mountains
Seat In the northern mountains
Lord Torghen Flint[1]
Region The North
Title The Flint[1]
Lord Flint[1]
Heir Donnel Flint[1]
Overlord House Stark (AGOT)
House Baratheon of Dragonstone (ADWD)
Cadet Branch House Flint of Widow's Watch
House Flint of Flint's Finger

House Flint of the mountains is the formal name given to the mountain clan of the Flints of the north who inhabit the high mountains north of the wolfswood.[2] They like to be called the First Flints since House Flint of Widow's Watch and House Flint of Flint's Finger are cadet branches of the family.[3] Its chief is known as "The Flint", although at Winterfell the treatment of "Lord Flint" is used.

Their arms or motto do not appear in the books, neither has George R. R. Martin submitted them in semi-canon material.

History

It is possible that the Flints of the mountains are the same as House Flint of Breakstone Hill, who ruled as First Men kings after the Long Night until being reduced to vassalage by the Kings of Winter, House Stark of Winterfell.[4]

It is suggested that the Night's King was a Flint, among the many possibilities. Lord Commander Rodrik Flint is regarded as one of the worst commanders of the Night's Watch, for trying to make himself King-Beyond-the-Wall. One of the dark legends surrounding the Nightfort is the rape and murder of brave young Danny Flint.

A branch of House Flint held the Wolf's Den for a century after the extinction of the Greystarks.[5]

The Flints of the hills aided Lord Cregan Stark in hunting down the free folk raiders of Sylas the Grim.[6]

Lord Eddard Stark's maternal grandmother, Arya Flint, was a Flint from the mountains. Old Nan used to say to Bran Stark that it was her blood that made him climb so foolishly.[2]

The Flints of the mountains have been raided by wildlings led by the Weeper.[7]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Flints are reported to have ties to House Hornwood through the female line, though A Clash of Kings does not specify which branch.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Bran Stark recalls there are some Flints living in the high places during his trip to the Wall with Hodor, Meera Reed, and Jojen Reed.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

The Flints join Stannis Baratheon in his campaign to take the north away from the ironborn and House Bolton. They hope to save "The Ned's" girl, "Arya Stark", from the Boltons.[9]

Torghen Flint visits Castle Black with five fighting men, as well as a fourteen-year-old wet nurse who attends Monster. The Flint and the Norrey are wary of Lord Commander Jon Snow's plan to settle wildlings in the Gift.[7]

House Flint of the mountains at the end of the third century

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

  • Lord Torghen Flint, of the First Flints, called The Flint, or Old Flint.
    • Donnel Flint, called Black Donnel Flint, his son and heir.
    • Artos Flint, his second son, half-brother to Black Donnel.

Historical Members

Quotes

The First Flints, they call themselves. They say the other Flints are the blood of younger sons, who had to leave the mountains to find food and land and wives.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 49, Jon X.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Mountain Clans.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
  6. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  7. 7.0 7.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
  9. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix:Stark Lineage.