House Brune of Brownhollow

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House Brune of Brownhollow
House Brune (Brownhollow).svg
Coat of arms A bear paw, brown on white, within a double tressure brown
(Argent, a bear's paw erased within a double tressure brunâtre)
Seat Brownhollow
Head Ser Bennard Brune
Region Crackclaw Point, Crownlands
Title Knight of Brownhollow
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Brune of Brownhollow is a house of landed knights from Brownhollow, which is located in Crackclaw Point in the crownlands.[1] According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with a bear paw, brown on white, within a double tressure brown.[2] Their words are not known.

The Brunes of Brownhollow are cousins to the Brunes of the Dyre Den.[3] Archmaester Gyldayn considers the Brunes of Crackclaw to be half-wild.[4]


The Brunes of Brownhollow are an old knightly family from Crackclaw Point.[1]

The Brothers Brune were legendary champions who brought peace to Crackclaw.[5]

Bernarr Brune was squire to Lord Alyn Stokeworth, the Hand of the King to King Aegon I and Aenys I Targaryen. When Lord Alyn was slain by the rebel Harren the Red, Bernarr cut down the outlaw and was rewarded with knighthood. Bernarr was later one of the champions in Maegor I Targaryen's trial of seven.[6]

During the Dance of the Dragons, the Brunes declared for Rhaenyra Targaryen. Brune forces joined Lord Walys Mooton to liberate Rook's Rest from the control of Aegon II Targaryen's greens.[4]

Brunes were with Rhaegar Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone, at the Battle of the Trident during Robert's Rebellion.[5]

Lothor Brune, distant kin to the Brunes of Brownhollow, visited the family after his father died. The Brunes sent Lothor away, however, claiming he was not of their blood.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lothor Brune enters the service of Lord Petyr Baelish.[7] Lothor is knighted for his feats during the Battle of the Blackwater, and he is to be granted a keep in the riverlands once the War of the Five Kings ends.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Lothor's men slay Dontos Hollard after the fool leads Sansa Stark to Petyr's ship, Merling King, in Blackwater Bay.[9] Lothor accompanies Petyr and Sansa to the Vale of Arryn.[10]

A Feast for Crows

Lothor becomes captain of the House Arryn guards.[11]

House Brune of Brownhollow at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:

  • Ser Lothor Brune, known as Lothor Apple-Eater, a distant cousin of the main branch.[1]

Historical members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: the area of King's Landing
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 2, Sansa I.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
  9. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 61, Sansa V.
  10. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
  11. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.