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Seagard, a town and castle in the riverlands. © FFG
The riverlands and the location of Seagard
The riverlands and the location of Seagard
The riverlands and the location of Seagard (red)[1]

Seagard is a town and castle in the northern riverlands. It is the seat of House Mallister. Located on the western coast along Ironman's Bay, Seagard is sheltered by the Cape of Eagles and is nestled near the headwaters of the Blue Fork.[2] It is southwest of the Twins and northwest of Oldstones.[3]


The Booming Tower in the town is named for the immense bronze bell, used to call the townsfolk and others into the safety of the castle when longships are sighted.[4] The Mallisters have a small fleet of six longships and two war galleys to defend the region.[5]


The castle of Seagard was built to defend the coast from ironborn reavers.[4]

Harwyn Hardhand, King of the Iron Islands, landed his longships forty leagues south of Seagard at the start of his campaign to conquer the riverlands from the Storm King Arrec Durrandon.[6]

During Greyjoy's Rebellion, the bronze bell of the Booming Tower rang for the first time in three hundred years, when longships under the command of Rodrik Greyjoy attacked Seagard. Lord Jason Mallister killed Rodrik beneath the castle walls and threw the ironmen back into the sea.[4] King Robert I Baratheon's army sailed from Seagard and Lannisport to subdue the Iron Islands and end the rebellion.[7]

Catelyn Tully, Lysa Tully, and Petyr Baelish visited Seagard often in their youth, camping at Oldstones on the way there with Lord Hoster Tully.[5] Both Tully daughters briefly became lost on the ride back to Riverrun.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Ser Kevan Lannister notes that the Mallisters of Seagard and the Freys of the Twins are the only standing threats to the Lannister campaign in the riverlands. Lord Tywin Lannister disregards them, stating that Lord Walder Frey will not take the field when victory is doubtful and that Lord Jason Mallister is not strong enough to fight alone.[9]

A Clash of Kings

Seagard is said to be one of the only riverland keeps still mercifully untouched by the War of the Five Kings.[10] Wendel Frey serves as a page at the castle.[11]

Theon Greyjoy sails from Seagard to the Iron Islands aboard the Myraham.[4] Lord Gawen Westerling is later held captive at Seagard after the battle in the Whispering Wood.[11]

A Storm of Swords

The Myraham returns to Seagard from Lordsport, bringing word of the death of King Balon Greyjoy and the return of his exiled brother, Euron, who has claimed the Seastone Chair.[5]

King Robb Stark intends to have his mother, Lady Catelyn Stark, travel to Seagard for protection,[5] but both are killed beforehand at the Red Wedding.[12] The heir to Seagard, Patrek Mallister, is taken captive by the Freys during the ambush.

The Iron Throne hears that Seagard has yielded to Black Walder Frey.[13]

A Feast for Crows

Jaime Lannister learns from Ser Ryman Frey that Lord Jason Mallister surrendered Seagard and swore fealty to the Iron Throne only when Black Walder threatened to hang the captured Patrek Mallister if his father refused to surrender.[14]

References and Notes