House Chester

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House Chester of Greenshield
House Chester.svg
Coat of arms A green hand on a gold escutcheon on a green field, a border of red rayonne
(Vert, on an escutcheon or a hand of the field all within a bordure rayonny gules)
Seat Deposed (formerly Greenshield)
Head Unknown
Region the Reach, Shield Islands
Title Lord of Greenshield[1] (stripped)

House Chester of Greenshield rules over Greenshield, one of the Shield Islands of the Reach.

According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with a green hand on a gold escutcheon on a green field, a border of red rayonne.[2] Their words do not appear in the books.


The Shield Islands are a considerable naval power and were the first line of defense during the days when the ironborn pirates tried to sail up the Mander to sack the wealth of the Reach.[1]

In 89 AC, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen approved of his granddaughter's, Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, choice to marry Lord Corlys Velaryon while being the host of Lord Chester in Greenshield.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Lord Chester is slain during the attack of the ironborn lead by Euron Greyjoy. After the Battle of the Shield Islands, Euron gives Greenshield to Maron Volmark, a young boy of six-and-ten years.

House Chester at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.