House Toland

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House Toland of Ghost Hill
Coat of arms Or, a dragon biting its tail vert
Seat Ghost Hill
Lord Lady Nymella Toland
Region Dorne
Overlord House Martell

House Toland of Ghost Hill is a Dornish noble house sworn to Sunspear, one of the Martells' principal bannermen.[1] Its seat is Ghost Hill.

Their arms depict a green dragon biting its tail on gold, the dragon symbolizing that time has no beginning and no end.[2][3] Their words have not been mentioned.


The Tolands successfully resisted the dragons of Aegon the Conqueror during the First Dornish War.[4] The Lord Toland at the time sent out his champion to face Aegon. After Aegon slew the man, he learned that the man was Lord Toland's mad fool, and that Lord Toland himself had escaped. In later days, the Tolands would take a new banner, showing a dragon biting its own tail, with the colors green in gold in memory of the motley of their brave fool. Prior to the dragon, the Toland banners displayed a ghost. [5] During the Dragon's Wroth, Lord Vaith was murdered for the Iron Throne's ransom on his head.[6]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

While convincing Ser Arys Oakheart to join her conspiracy, Arianne Martell muses about the significance of the Toland arms and compares the crowning of Myrcella Baratheon to the actions of the Kingmaker, Ser Criston Cole, that led to the Dance of the Dragons.[2]

Lady Nymella Toland is one of the Dornish lords that help Prince Doran Martell to delay Ser Balon Swann's arrival at Sunspear.

The Winds of Winter

Arianne and her retinue stay at Ghost Hill on their way to Storm's End. They eat supper with Lady Toland and her daughters. Valena Toland shares reports of Rain House, Crow's Nest, Mistwood, Greenstone and Tarth have all fallen to the Golden Company. Teora Toland confesses she has been dreaming of dragons.[4]

House Toland at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members


  1. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Arianne.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.