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The Yronwood were important kings in Dorne before the arrival of the Rhoynar, the head of the house continues to  hold the title "The Bloodroyal". They fought the Martells during Nymeria's War and since then the two houses have been rivals for the control of Dorne. They joined [[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] against the [[House Targaryen|Targaryens]] and Martells in three of the Blackfyre Rebellions, even though one the goals of the rebels was to remove the Dornish influence at court.
 
The Yronwood were important kings in Dorne before the arrival of the Rhoynar, the head of the house continues to  hold the title "The Bloodroyal". They fought the Martells during Nymeria's War and since then the two houses have been rivals for the control of Dorne. They joined [[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] against the [[House Targaryen|Targaryens]] and Martells in three of the Blackfyre Rebellions, even though one the goals of the rebels was to remove the Dornish influence at court.
  
Their keep is the last fortress defending the [[Boneway]]. House Yronwood holds the title Wardens of the Stone Way. This is reflected in their (semi-canon) motto «We Guard the Way».
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Their keep is the last fortress defending the [[Boneway]]. House Yronwood holds the title Wardens of the Stone Way. This is reflected in their (semi-canon) motto «We Guard the Way».<ref>The Citadel. [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Mottoes/ House Mottoes]</ref>
  
Their blazon, also semi-canon, is a black portcullis grill over sand.
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Their blazon, also semi-canon, is a black portcullis grill over sand.<ref>The Citadel. Heraldry:  [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Houses/9/ Houses from Dorne]</ref>
  
 
==The Yronwood House at the end of the third century==
 
==The Yronwood House at the end of the third century==
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==References in the books==
 
==References in the books==
 
===A Song of Ice and Fire===
 
===A Song of Ice and Fire===
*When [[Oberyn Martell]] was no older than sixteen, he was found abed with old Lord Yronwood's paramour and they fought a duel. Although it was only to first blood, Lord Yronwood's wounds festered and he died shortly afterwards, originating rumors that the Red Viper's blade had been poisoned. This caused [[Doran Martell|Lord Doran Martell]] to "repay a blood debt" which he felt obliged to do and sent his secondborn child [[Quentyn Martell]] to foster with the new Lord of Yronwood, Ormond. Quentyn was sent more than 10 years after the incident.
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*When [[Oberyn Martell]] was no older than sixteen, he was found abed with old Lord Yronwood's paramour and they fought a duel. Although it was only to first blood, Lord Yronwood's wounds festered and he died shortly afterwards, originating rumors that the Red Viper's blade had been poisoned. This caused [[Doran Martell|Lord Doran Martell]] to "repay a blood debt" which he felt obliged to do and sent his second child, [[Quentyn Martell]], to foster with the new Lord of Yronwood, Ormond. Quentyn was sent more than 10 years after the incident.
 
*Following Doran's instructions, Anders Yronwood mustered and maintained an army in the Boneway during the [[War of the Five Kings]].
 
*Following Doran's instructions, Anders Yronwood mustered and maintained an army in the Boneway during the [[War of the Five Kings]].
 
*Quentyn Martell served at Yronwood (first with Lord Ormond and then with Lord Anders) as page and squire. He chose to be knighted by Lord Anders himself instead of his uncle Oberyn Martell.
 
*Quentyn Martell served at Yronwood (first with Lord Ormond and then with Lord Anders) as page and squire. He chose to be knighted by Lord Anders himself instead of his uncle Oberyn Martell.
*Ser Cletus Yronwood was seen with Quentyn Martell on the Planky Town, looking for a ship.
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*Ser Cletus Yronwood was seen with Quentyn Martell at [[Planky Town]], looking for a ship.
 
*Since his son and his maester were traveling with Quentyn to the east, with all probability Lord Anders Yronwood had been entrusted by Doran Martell with the critical secret of his support for the Targaryen restoration.
 
*Since his son and his maester were traveling with Quentyn to the east, with all probability Lord Anders Yronwood had been entrusted by Doran Martell with the critical secret of his support for the Targaryen restoration.
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==References and Sources==
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Revision as of 00:21, 22 March 2010

House Yronwood of Yronwood
Coat of arms A black portcullis grill over sand
Words "We Guard the Way"
Seat Yronwood
Lord Lord Anders Yronwood
Region Dorne
Title The Bloodroyal
Heir Cletus Yronwood
Overlord House Martell
Founded before -1000 AL

House Yronwood of Yronwood is the most powerful house in Dorne after the Martells.

The Yronwood were important kings in Dorne before the arrival of the Rhoynar, the head of the house continues to hold the title "The Bloodroyal". They fought the Martells during Nymeria's War and since then the two houses have been rivals for the control of Dorne. They joined Bittersteel against the Targaryens and Martells in three of the Blackfyre Rebellions, even though one the goals of the rebels was to remove the Dornish influence at court.

Their keep is the last fortress defending the Boneway. House Yronwood holds the title Wardens of the Stone Way. This is reflected in their (semi-canon) motto «We Guard the Way».[1]

Their blazon, also semi-canon, is a black portcullis grill over sand.[2]

The Yronwood House at the end of the third century

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

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • When Oberyn Martell was no older than sixteen, he was found abed with old Lord Yronwood's paramour and they fought a duel. Although it was only to first blood, Lord Yronwood's wounds festered and he died shortly afterwards, originating rumors that the Red Viper's blade had been poisoned. This caused Lord Doran Martell to "repay a blood debt" which he felt obliged to do and sent his second child, Quentyn Martell, to foster with the new Lord of Yronwood, Ormond. Quentyn was sent more than 10 years after the incident.
  • Following Doran's instructions, Anders Yronwood mustered and maintained an army in the Boneway during the War of the Five Kings.
  • Quentyn Martell served at Yronwood (first with Lord Ormond and then with Lord Anders) as page and squire. He chose to be knighted by Lord Anders himself instead of his uncle Oberyn Martell.
  • Ser Cletus Yronwood was seen with Quentyn Martell at Planky Town, looking for a ship.
  • Since his son and his maester were traveling with Quentyn to the east, with all probability Lord Anders Yronwood had been entrusted by Doran Martell with the critical secret of his support for the Targaryen restoration.

References and Sources

  1. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne