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| Current_Lord = [[Anders Yronwood]]
 
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| Region = [[Dorne]]
 
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| Title = [[Lord of Yronwood]]<br>[[The Bloodroyal]]<br>[[Warden of the Stone Way]]<br>[[Master of the Green Hills]](formerly) <br>[[Lord of the Stone Way]] (formerly)<br>[[High King of Dorne]] (formerly)
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[[File:T Jedruszek Lord Anders guard.jpg|350px|thumb|right|Lord [[Anders Yronwood]]'s Honor Guard – by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games]]
 
[[File:T Jedruszek LordIronwoodSpears.jpg|350px|thumb|Lord Yronwood's Spears – by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games]]
 
  
'''House Yronwood of Yronwood''' is the most powerful house in [[Dorne]] after the [[House Martell|Martells]].{{Ref|aFfC|40}} [[Yronwood|Yronwood Castle]] is the last fortress defending the [[Boneway]]; this is reflected in their title [[Warden of the Stone Way]].{{Ref|aFfC|40}} The Yronwoods were [[High King of Dorne|kings]] in Dorne before the [[Rhoynar migration|arrival of the Rhoynar]]; the head of the house continues to hold the title ''The Bloodroyal''.
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[[File:T Jedruszek Lord Anders guard.jpg|350px|thumb|right|Lord [[Anders Yronwood]]'s Honor Guard – by Tomasz Jedruszek © Fantasy Flight Games]]
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[[File:T Jedruszek LordIronwoodSpears.jpg|350px|thumb|Lord Yronwood's Spears – by Tomasz Jedruszek © Fantasy Flight Games]]
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'''House Yronwood of Yronwood''' is the most powerful house in [[Dorne]] after the ruling [[House Martell|Martells]].{{Ref|aFfC|40}} Their seat, [[Yronwood]], is the last fortress defending the [[Boneway]]; this is reflected in their title [[Warden of the Stone Way]].{{Ref|aFfC|40}} House Yronwood claimed the title [[High King of Dorne]] before the [[ten thousand ships|arrival of the Rhoynar]], and the head of the house continues to be called the [[Bloodroyal]].
  
 
According to semi-canon sources, their motto is ''We Guard the Way''.<ref>The Citadel. [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Mottoes/ House Mottoes]</ref> Their blazon is a black portcullis grill over sand.<ref>The Citadel. Heraldry:  [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Houses/9/ Houses from Dorne]</ref> The Yronwoods often have blond hair and blue eyes.{{ref|ADWD|6}}
 
According to semi-canon sources, their motto is ''We Guard the Way''.<ref>The Citadel. [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Mottoes/ House Mottoes]</ref> Their blazon is a black portcullis grill over sand.<ref>The Citadel. Heraldry:  [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Houses/9/ Houses from Dorne]</ref> The Yronwoods often have blond hair and blue eyes.{{ref|ADWD|6}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
House Yronwood is an ancient family who once ruled half of Dorne as the Kings of Yronwood, with domains significantly greater than [[House Martell]] of [[Sunspear]], a fact the Yronwoods let no one forget.{{ref|twow||[[Arianne I (The Winds of Winter)|Arianne]]}} House Yronwood established [[Yronwood]] in the high valleys and green foothills below the peaks and seized control of the [[Stone Way]], the second of the two great passes into Dorne. Well protected and comparably fertile, their lands were also well timbered and possessed of valuable deposits of iron, tin, and silver, making them the richest and most powerful of the Dornish kings. The Yronwood domain reached from [[Wyl (castle)|Wyl]] to the headwaters of the [[Greenblood]],{{ref|TWOIAF| Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men}} and, at times, even the [[Sandship]] of [[House Martell]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Dorne: The Andals Arrive}}
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===First Men===
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An ancient family of [[First Men]] origin, the Yronwoods built [[Yronwood]] in the foothills of the [[Red Mountains]] and controlled the [[Stone Way]], one of the two great passes into [[Dorne]]. The valuable land allowed the Yronwoods to rule much of northern Dorne. Their domain eventually reached from [[Wyl (castle)|Wyl]] to the headwaters of the [[Greenblood]],{{ref|TWOIAF|Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men}} and, at times, even the [[Sandship]] of [[House Martell]].{{ref|TWOIAF|Dorne: The Andals Arrive}} Although rich and powerful, the Yronwoods were unable to conquer the [[Kings of Stone and Sky]] from [[House Fowler]], the [[Kings of the Torrentine]] from [[House Dayne]]. The Yronwood claim to be [[High King of Dorne]] was also opposed by rival families who lived near [[Lemonwood]].{{ref|TWOIAF|Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men}}
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The ancient Yronwood kings oft fought with the [[Storm King]]s, as seen when [[Yoren Yronwood]] was turned back by King [[Durran Durrandon (the Young)|Durran the Young]] at the [[Battle by the Bloody Pool]].{{ref|TWOIAF|The Stormlands: House Durrandon}} King [[Olyvar Yronwood]] also invaded King [[Erich VII Durrandon]]'s domain.{{ref|twoiaf|The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands}}
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===Nymeria's War===
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When the [[Rhoynar]] came to southern [[Westeros]] with [[Nymeria]] aboard her [[ten thousand ships]], the Yronwoods controlled half of [[Dorne]].<ref name=Ar1>''[[The Winds of Winter]]'', [[Arianne I (The Winds of Winter)|Arianne I]]</ref> Nymeria wed [[Mors Martell]], Lord of the [[Sandship]], however, increasing the size of [[House Martell]]'s host tenfold.{{ref|TWOIAF|Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}} Nymeria named her husband the [[Prince of Dorne]], asserting dominion over all of Dorne.{{ref|TWOIAF|Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}
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King [[Yorick V Yronwood]] was supported in [[Nymeria's War]] by his bannermen, Houses [[House Blackmont|Blackmont]], [[House Jordayne|Jordayne]], [[House Qorgyle|Qorgyle]], and [[House Wyl|Wyl]], among many others. In the ninth year of warfare Mors died at Yorick's sword in the [[Third Battle of the Boneway]]. Nymeria took control of the Martell armies, however, and it took another two years of fighting before Yorick bent the knee and was sent to the [[Wall]].{{ref|twoiaf|Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}} The Yronwoods became the most powerful bannermen of House Nymeros Martell of [[Sunspear]], rulers of a newly-united principality.{{ref|twoiaf|Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar}} The Yronwoods also have a rivalry with [[House Fowler]], who supported the Martells in Nymeria's War.{{ref|AFFC|40}}
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===Iron Throne===
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The Yronwoods fought against [[House Targaryen]] during the [[First Dornish War]].{{ref|FAB|Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I}}
  
The ancient Yronwood kings oft fought with the [[Storm King]]s, as seen when [[Yoren Yronwood]] was turned back by King [[Durran Durrandon (the Young)|Durran the Young]] at the [[Battle by the Bloody Pool]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Stormlands: House Durrandon}} King [[Olyvar Yronwood]] also invaded King [[Erich VII Durrandon]]'s domain.{{ref|twoiaf| The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands}}
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Ser [[Gyles Yronwood]] was an exiled knight who served Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. Gyles was one of the [[Seven Who Rode]] to find  [[Joffrey Velaryon]] during the [[Storming of the Dragonpit]], but he was slain in the failed attempt to rescue the prince.{{ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown}}
  
When the [[Rhoynar]] came to Dorne with [[Nymeria]] aboard her [[ten thousand ships]], they joined House Martell, increasing the size of Lord [[Mors Martell]]'s host tenfold.{{ref|twoiaf| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}. Nymeria married Mors and named herself and her husband the [[Prince of Dorne|Prince and Princess of Dorne]], asserting their dominion over all of Dorne in the ensuing [[Nymeria's War]]. King [[Yorick V Yronwood]] was supported by his bannermen, Houses [[House Jordayne|Jordayne]], [[House Wyl|Wyl]], [[House Blackmont|Blackmont]], [[House Qorgyle|Qorgyle]], amongst many others. In the ninth year of warfare Mors died at Yorick's sword in the [[Third Battle of the Boneway]]. Nymeria took control of the Martell armies, however, and it took another two years of fighting before Yorick bent the knee and was sent to the [[Wall]].{{ref|twoiaf| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}} The Yronwoods became the most powerful bannermen of House Nymeros Martell, though their relationship is uneasy at best.{{ref|twoiaf| Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar}} The Yronwoods also have a rivalry with [[House Fowler]], who supported the Martells in the war.{{ref|AFFC|40}}
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The Yronwoods joined the [[Seven Kingdoms]] in {{date|187}} when [[Maron Martell]], [[Prince of Dorne]], submitted to King [[Daeron II Targaryen]] and the [[Iron Throne]].{{ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II}} However, the Yronwoods joined Ser [[Aegor Rivers]] against the Targaryens and [[House Martell|Martells]] in three of the five [[Blackfyre Pretenders|Blackfyre Rebellions]].{{Ref|aFfC|13}}
  
The Yronwoods joined [[Aegor Rivers|Bittersteel]] against the [[House Targaryen|Targaryens]] and Martells in three of the five [[Blackfyre Pretenders|Blackfyre Rebellions]], even though one of the original goals of the rebels was to remove the Dornish influence at court.{{Ref|aFfC|13}}
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When Prince [[Oberyn Martell]] was sixteen years old, he was found abed with old Lord [[Edgar Yronwood]]'s [[paramour]]. Although the ensuing duel was only to first blood, Edgar's wounds festered and he died shortly afterwards, originating rumors that the prince's blade had been poisoned and earning him the nickname of the "Red Viper". Oberyn fled to the [[Free Cities]] in exile. To "repay a blood debt", [[Doran Martell]], Prince of Dorne, later sent his second child, [[Quentyn Martell]], to foster with Edgar's grandson, Lord [[Anders Yronwood]].<ref name=Ar1/> Quentyn served at Yronwood as page and squire, and he chose to be knighted by Anders instead of his uncle, Oberyn.{{Ref|aFfC|13}} Quentyn was smitten with [[Ynys Yronwood]], but the girl instead married Ser [[Ryon Allyrion]]. Her younger sister, [[Gwyneth Yronwood|Gwyneth]], is interested in the prince.{{ref|ADWD|6}}
  
When [[Oberyn Martell]] was sixteen years old, he was found abed with old Lord [[Edgar Yronwood]]'s paramour and they fought a duel. Although it was only to first blood, Edgar's wounds festered and he died shortly afterwards, originating rumors that the Red Viper's blade had been poisoned. Oberyn fled to the [[Free Cities]] in exile. To "repay a blood debt", Prince [[Doran Martell]] later sent his second child, [[Quentyn Martell]], to foster with Edgar's grandson, Lord [[Anders Yronwood]].{{ref|twow||[[Arianne I (The Winds of Winter)|Arianne]]}} Quentyn was sent more than 10 years after the incident. Quentyn served at Yronwood as page and squire. He chose to be knighted by Anders himself instead of his uncle, Oberyn.{{Ref|aFfC|13}}
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The Yornwoods are proud of their historical domains and power,{{ref|TWOIAF|Dorne: Queer Customs of the South}} and the lord of the family is still referred to as the [[Bloodroyal]].{{ref|AFFC|Appendix}}  
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
Following Doran's instructions, Lord Anders musters and maintains an army in the [[Boneway]] during the [[War of the Five Kings]].{{ref|AFFC|2}} Anders delays Ser [[Balon Swann]] at [[Yronwood]] by feasting him for a fortnight.{{ref|AFFC|40}}
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Following Doran's instructions, Lord [[Anders Yronwood]] musters and maintains an army in the [[Boneway]] during the [[War of the Five Kings]].{{ref|AFFC|2}}
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Princess [[Arianne Martell]] fears that the Yronwoods will declare for her younger brother, Prince [[Quentyn Martell|Quentyn]], instead of herself as the heir of their father [[Doran Martell|Doran]], [[Prince of Dorne]].{{ref|AFFC|13}}{{ref|AFFC|21}} Arianne is mistaken, however, as Doran has a different goal for Quentyn.{{ref|AFFC|40}} There are sightings of Quentyn and Lord Yronwood's son, [[Cletus Yronwood|Cletus]], at the [[Planky Town]].{{ref|AFFC|21}}
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Because Princess [[Myrcella Baratheon]] was wounded and Ser [[Arys Oakheart]] was killed during Arianne's failed plot to crown Myrcella as queen, Doran has Anders delay Ser [[Balon Swann]] of the [[Kingsguard]] at [[Yronwood]] by feasting him for a fortnight.{{ref|AFFC|40}}
  
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
Ser [[Cletus Yronwood]] and Ser [[Archibald Yronwood]] accompany [[Quentyn Martell]] in his mission to find [[Daenerys Targaryen]] in [[Essos]]. Since his son and his cousin are traveling with Quentyn to [[Essos]], with all probability Lord Anders has been entrusted by [[Doran Martell]] with the critical secret of his support for the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] restoration. Cletus is killed by corsairs, but Archibald arrives in [[Meereen]].
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Ser [[Cletus Yronwood]], the heir of Lord Anders,{{ref|ADWD|Appendix}} and his cousin, Ser [[Archibald Yronwood]], accompany Prince [[Quentyn Martell]] in his mission to find and wed [[Daenerys Targaryen]] in [[Essos]]. Cletus is killed when [[corsairs]] attack the ''[[Meadowlark]]'' near the [[Disputed Lands]], however.{{ref|ADWD|6}} Archibald, Quentyn, and Ser [[Gerris Drinkwater]] join the [[Windblown]] in [[Volantis]] and participate in the [[siege of Astapor]].{{ref|ADWD|25}} The [[Tattered Prince]] sends them to [[Meereen]], where Daenerys refuses the [[secret marriage pact]] and instead marries [[Hizdahr zo Loraq]].{{ref|ADWD|43}}
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Quentyn attempts to tame one of Daenerys's [[dragon]]s after the queen flees the city atop [[Drogon]],{{ref|ADWD|68}} but he is mortally wounded by [[Rhaegal]] and his companions Archibald and Gerris are imprisoned.{{ref|ADWD|70}} Ser [[Barristan Selmy]] sends the two Dornish knights as envoys to the [[Tattered Prince]].{{ref|ADWD|70}}
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===''The Winds of Winter''===
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{{Warning/twow}}
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Lord Yronwood's host in the [[Boneway]] includes men from [[House Toland]].<ref name=Ar1/>
  
 
==House Yronwood at the end of the third century==
 
==House Yronwood at the end of the third century==
 
The known Yronwoods during the timespan of the events described in ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' are:
 
The known Yronwoods during the timespan of the events described in ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' are:
* Lord [[Anders Yronwood]], Lord of [[Yronwood]], [[The Bloodroyal]], and [[Warden of the Stone Way]]. Son of Lord Ormond.
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* Lord [[Anders Yronwood]], Lord of [[Yronwood]], the [[Bloodroyal]], and [[Warden of the Stone Way]]. Son of Lord Ormond.
** [[Ynys Yronwood]], his eldest daughter, and heir by Dornish law. Married to Ser [[Ryon Allyrion]].
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** [[Ynys Yronwood]], his eldest daughter. Married to Ser [[Ryon Allyrion]].
*** She has at least two children.
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*** She has children, at least two sons.{{ref|adwd|6}}
** Ser {[[Cletus Yronwood]]}, his eldest son. Known for a lazy eye. Slain by corsairs aboard the ship ''[[Meadowlark]]''.
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** Ser {[[Cletus Yronwood]]}, his eldest son and heir. Known for a lazy eye. Slain by corsairs aboard the ship ''[[Meadowlark]]''.
 
** [[Gwyneth Yronwood]], his youngest daughter.
 
** [[Gwyneth Yronwood]], his youngest daughter.
** Ser [[Archibald Yronwood]], his cousin. Called the ''Big Man'' and known among the [[Windblown]] as ''Greenguts''.
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** Ser [[Archibald Yronwood]], his cousin. Called the big man and known among the [[Windblown]] as Greenguts.
  
  
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==Historical Yronwoods==
 
==Historical Yronwoods==
* [[Yoren Yronwood]], who was defeated in the [[Battle by the Bloody Pool]] by King [[Durran the Young]].{{ref|twoiaf| The Stormlands: House Durrandon}}
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* [[Yoren Yronwood]], who was defeated in the [[Battle by the Bloody Pool]] by King [[Durran the Young]].{{ref|twoiaf|The Stormlands: House Durrandon}}
* King [[Olyvar Yronwood]], the Bloodroyal, Lord of Yronwood, [[Lord of the Stone Way]], [[Master of the Green Hills]], and [[High King of Dorne]].{{ref|twoiaf| The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands}}
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* King [[Olyvar Yronwood]], the [[Bloodroyal]], Lord of Yronwood, [[Lord of the Stone Way]], [[Master of the Green Hills]], and [[High King of Dorne]].{{ref|twoiaf|The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands}}
* King [[Yorick V Yronwood]], the Bloodroyal, Fifth of His Name, Lord of Yronwood, [[Warden of the Stone Way]], [[Knight of the Wells]], [[King of Redmarch]], [[King of the Greenbelt]], [[King of the Dornish]]. The last of the Yronwood kings.{{ref|twoiaf| Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}{{ref|twoiaf| Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar}}
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* King [[Yorick V Yronwood]], the Bloodroyal, Fifth of His Name, Lord of Yronwood, [[Warden of the Stone Way]], [[Knight of the Wells]], [[King of Redmarch]], [[King of the Greenbelt]], [[King of the Dornish]]. The last of the Yronwood kings.{{ref|twoiaf|Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships}}{{ref|twoiaf|Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar}}
* Lord [[Edgar Yronwood]], who died from poison after a duel with the [[Oberyn Martell|Red Viper]].
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* Ser [[Gyles Yronwood]], an exile loyal to the [[blacks]] during the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown}}
** Lord [[Ormond Yronwood]], former Lord of Yronwood. The son of Lord Edgar. His son Anders, now rules Yronwood.
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* Lord [[Edgar Yronwood]], who died from poison after a duel with [[Oberyn Martell]].
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** Lord [[Ormond Yronwood]], former Lord of Yronwood. The son of Lord Edgar. His son Anders now rules Yronwood.
  
 
==Houses Sworn to House Yronwood==
 
==Houses Sworn to House Yronwood==
  
{{COA|Unknown|small}} '''[[House Drinkwater]]'''.<br>
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House Yronwood of Yronwood
House Yronwood.svg
Coat of arms Or, a portcullis sable
Words We Guard the Way
Seat Yronwood
Lord Anders Yronwood
Region Dorne
Title The Bloodroyal
High King of Dorne (formerly)
King of Redmarch (formerly)
King of the Dornish (formerly)
King of the Greenbelt (formerly)
Knight of the Wells (formerly)
Lord of the Stone Way (formerly)
Lord of Yronwood
Master of the Green Hills (formerly)
Warden of the Stone Way
Heir Gwyneth Yronwood
Overlord House Martell
Founded Age of Heroes
Lord Anders Yronwood's Honor Guard – by Tomasz Jedruszek © Fantasy Flight Games
Lord Yronwood's Spears – by Tomasz Jedruszek © Fantasy Flight Games

House Yronwood of Yronwood is the most powerful house in Dorne after the ruling Martells.[1] Their seat, Yronwood, is the last fortress defending the Boneway; this is reflected in their title Warden of the Stone Way.[1] House Yronwood claimed the title High King of Dorne before the arrival of the Rhoynar, and the head of the house continues to be called the Bloodroyal.

According to semi-canon sources, their motto is We Guard the Way.[2] Their blazon is a black portcullis grill over sand.[3] The Yronwoods often have blond hair and blue eyes.[4]

History

First Men

An ancient family of First Men origin, the Yronwoods built Yronwood in the foothills of the Red Mountains and controlled the Stone Way, one of the two great passes into Dorne. The valuable land allowed the Yronwoods to rule much of northern Dorne. Their domain eventually reached from Wyl to the headwaters of the Greenblood,[5] and, at times, even the Sandship of House Martell.[6] Although rich and powerful, the Yronwoods were unable to conquer the Kings of Stone and Sky from House Fowler, the Kings of the Torrentine from House Dayne. The Yronwood claim to be High King of Dorne was also opposed by rival families who lived near Lemonwood.[5]

The ancient Yronwood kings oft fought with the Storm Kings, as seen when Yoren Yronwood was turned back by King Durran the Young at the Battle by the Bloody Pool.[7] King Olyvar Yronwood also invaded King Erich VII Durrandon's domain.[8]

Nymeria's War

When the Rhoynar came to southern Westeros with Nymeria aboard her ten thousand ships, the Yronwoods controlled half of Dorne.[9] Nymeria wed Mors Martell, Lord of the Sandship, however, increasing the size of House Martell's host tenfold.[10] Nymeria named her husband the Prince of Dorne, asserting dominion over all of Dorne.[10]

King Yorick V Yronwood was supported in Nymeria's War by his bannermen, Houses Blackmont, Jordayne, Qorgyle, and Wyl, among many others. In the ninth year of warfare Mors died at Yorick's sword in the Third Battle of the Boneway. Nymeria took control of the Martell armies, however, and it took another two years of fighting before Yorick bent the knee and was sent to the Wall.[10] The Yronwoods became the most powerful bannermen of House Nymeros Martell of Sunspear, rulers of a newly-united principality.[11] The Yronwoods also have a rivalry with House Fowler, who supported the Martells in Nymeria's War.[1]

Iron Throne

The Yronwoods fought against House Targaryen during the First Dornish War.[12]

Ser Gyles Yronwood was an exiled knight who served Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons. Gyles was one of the Seven Who Rode to find Joffrey Velaryon during the Storming of the Dragonpit, but he was slain in the failed attempt to rescue the prince.[13]

The Yronwoods joined the Seven Kingdoms in 187 AC when Maron Martell, Prince of Dorne, submitted to King Daeron II Targaryen and the Iron Throne.[14] However, the Yronwoods joined Ser Aegor Rivers against the Targaryens and Martells in three of the five Blackfyre Rebellions.[15]

When Prince Oberyn Martell was sixteen years old, he was found abed with old Lord Edgar Yronwood's paramour. Although the ensuing duel was only to first blood, Edgar's wounds festered and he died shortly afterwards, originating rumors that the prince's blade had been poisoned and earning him the nickname of the "Red Viper". Oberyn fled to the Free Cities in exile. To "repay a blood debt", Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne, later sent his second child, Quentyn Martell, to foster with Edgar's grandson, Lord Anders Yronwood.[9] Quentyn served at Yronwood as page and squire, and he chose to be knighted by Anders instead of his uncle, Oberyn.[15] Quentyn was smitten with Ynys Yronwood, but the girl instead married Ser Ryon Allyrion. Her younger sister, Gwyneth, is interested in the prince.[4]

The Yornwoods are proud of their historical domains and power,[16] and the lord of the family is still referred to as the Bloodroyal.[17]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Following Doran's instructions, Lord Anders Yronwood musters and maintains an army in the Boneway during the War of the Five Kings.[18]

Princess Arianne Martell fears that the Yronwoods will declare for her younger brother, Prince Quentyn, instead of herself as the heir of their father Doran, Prince of Dorne.[15][19] Arianne is mistaken, however, as Doran has a different goal for Quentyn.[1] There are sightings of Quentyn and Lord Yronwood's son, Cletus, at the Planky Town.[19]

Because Princess Myrcella Baratheon was wounded and Ser Arys Oakheart was killed during Arianne's failed plot to crown Myrcella as queen, Doran has Anders delay Ser Balon Swann of the Kingsguard at Yronwood by feasting him for a fortnight.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Cletus Yronwood, the heir of Lord Anders,[20] and his cousin, Ser Archibald Yronwood, accompany Prince Quentyn Martell in his mission to find and wed Daenerys Targaryen in Essos. Cletus is killed when corsairs attack the Meadowlark near the Disputed Lands, however.[4] Archibald, Quentyn, and Ser Gerris Drinkwater join the Windblown in Volantis and participate in the siege of Astapor.[21] The Tattered Prince sends them to Meereen, where Daenerys refuses the secret marriage pact and instead marries Hizdahr zo Loraq.[22]

Quentyn attempts to tame one of Daenerys's dragons after the queen flees the city atop Drogon,[23] but he is mortally wounded by Rhaegal and his companions Archibald and Gerris are imprisoned.[24] Ser Barristan Selmy sends the two Dornish knights as envoys to the Tattered Prince.[24]

The Winds of Winter

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Lord Yronwood's host in the Boneway includes men from House Toland.[9]

House Yronwood at the end of the third century

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


 
 
 
 
 
 
Edgar
 
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wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ormond
 
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wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anders
 
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wife
 
Son
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ryon
Allyrion
 
Ynys
 
Cletus
 
Gwyneth
 
Archibald
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 sons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Historical Yronwoods

Houses Sworn to House Yronwood

Arms unknown House Drinkwater

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  2. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
  5. 5.0 5.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Kingdoms of the First Men.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Durrandon.
  8. 8.0 8.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
  11. 11.0 11.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar.
  12. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  14. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 13, The Soiled Knight.
  16. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Queer Customs of the South.
  17. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  18. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  19. 19.0 19.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  20. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  21. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 25, The Windblown.
  22. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 43, Daenerys VII.
  23. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 68, The Dragontamer.
  24. 24.0 24.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 70, The Queen's Hand.