House Bywater

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House Bywater
House Bywater.svg
Coat of arms Blue frets on a white field, three silver fish on a blue chief
(Argent fretty azure, on a chief of the second three fish of the field)
Region the Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Bywater is a noble house from the Crownlands.

According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their shields with fretty blue on white, three silver fish on a blue chief.[1]


Jacelyn Bywater, a member of a lesser branch of the house, fought at Pyke during the Greyjoy Rebellion, where he lost his hand. Afterward he was knighted by King Robert Baratheon, and he wears an iron hand in place of the one he lost.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Jacelyn Bywater, captain of the Mud Gate, is named Commander of the City Watch of King's Landing after Janos Slynt is exiled to the Wall.

On orders from Tyrion Lannister, Jacelyn seizes Prince Tommen Baratheon and arrests Ser Boros Blount at Rosby. He is given a lordship for his service.

Lord Jacelyn is killed at the Battle of the Blackwater by his own fleeing men.

House Bywater at the end of the third century

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