House Brune of Brownhollow

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

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's blacks. 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.