House Blackmont

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House Blackmont of Blackmont
House Blackmont.svg
Coat of arms A black vulture with a pink infant in its claws, on yellow
(Or, a vulture volant sable clutching an infant carnation)
Seat Blackmont
Lord Lady Larra Blackmont
Region Dorne
Heir Jynessa Blackmont
Overlord House Martell

House Blackmont of Blackmont is a major Dornish noble house. Their seat, Blackmont, is on the banks of the Torentine in the Red Mountains of Dorne.

Their blazon is a black vulture with a pink infant in its claws on yellow.[1] Their words do not appear in the books.

History

The Blackmonts have long fought against the marcher lords of the Dornish Marches to the north.[2][3]

King Benedict Blackmont was defeated in Nymeria's War and was one of the six kings sent to the Wall by Nymeria.[4] The Blackmonts also unsuccessfully supported House Yronwood against House Nymeros Martell during the war.[5]

According to a semi-canon source, one of the Vulture Kings may have been a Blackmont.[6]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lady Larra Blackmont, daughter Jynessa, and son Perros are among the Dornish nobles that accompany Oberyn Martell to King's Landing.[1]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Blackmont's offspring are among the favorite children hosted by Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne, at the Water Gardens.[7]

House Blackmont at the end of the third century

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

 
Larra
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jynessa
 
Perros
 
 


Historical Members

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Blackmont.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, Queer Customs of the South.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Coming of the Rhoynar.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Ten Thousand Ships.
  6. So Spake Martin: US Signing Tour (Madison, WI), November 14, 2005
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire.