House Crabb

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House Crabb
Seat The Whispers (former)
Head Unknown
Region Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing

House Crabb is a noble house from the crownlands sworn to King's Landing. Its lands are found on Crackclaw Point. A former seat of the house is the Whispers, a castle ruined for over a millennium. Neither their arms nor words have appeared in the text.


Ser Clarence Crabb was a legendary hero from the Crackclaw Point area. His seat, the Whispers, is allegedly named for the severed heads he collected and brought back to his wife, who raised them from the dead. These heads of pirates, lords, wizards, and knights were used as counselors and would whisper among themselves.[1]

During the Dance of the Dragons, House Crabb declared for Rhaenyra Targaryen. Crabb forces joined Lord Walys Mooton to liberate Rook's Rest from the control of Aegon II Targaryen's greens.[2] In more recent times, during Robert's Rebellion, members of House Crabb were with Prince Rhaegar Targaryen in the Battle of the Trident.

House Crabb produced some fine knights. Three members served in the Kingsguard: Ser Clement Crabb, Ser Rupert Crabb and Ser Clarence the Short.

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth searches for Dick Crabb after she is told he had helped a fool in motley escape from Maidenpool. Dick speaks with Brienne at the Stinking Goose, offering to take her to the fool for a price. Dick is killed by the fool Shagwell at the Whispers.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Red Jack Crabb supports Jon Snow at Castle Black.[4]

House Crabb at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
  2. The Princess and the Queen.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 20, Brienne IV.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  6. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.