House Coldwater

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House Coldwater of Coldwater Burn
House Coldwater.svg
Coat of arms A blue pall with white borders, on a red field
(Gules, a pall azure, fimbriated argent)
Seat Coldwater Burn
Lord Royce Coldwater
Region The Vale
Title Lord of Coldwater Burn
Overlord House Royce

House Coldwater of Coldwater Burn is a noble house from Coldwater Burn in the Vale of Arryn. They are sworn to the Royces from Runestone.

According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with a blue pall with white borders on red.[1] Their words do not appear in the books.


The Coldwaters are of First Man origin. During the Andal invasion, they allied with Robar II Royce against the Andals. Robar's forces were defeated in the Battle of the Seven Stars, however, and the Coldwaters submitted to Artys I Arryn, the new King of Mountain and Vale.[2]

When a war of succession ensued in the Vale upon the death of Lady Jeyne Arryn, House Coldwater supported Ser Arnold Arryn as heir to the Eyrie.[3]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Petyr Baelish is informed that Lord Yohn Royce will come to the Eyrie to depose him with his bannermen, including the Tolletts, the Shetts and the Coldwaters.

House Coldwater at the end of the third century

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

Of unknown relation to the main branch:

Historical Members


  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Vale
  2. 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Appendix.