House Flint of Widow's Watch
|House Flint of Widow's Watch|
|Coat of arms||
A blue field strewn with whitecaps, on a yellow chief with crested line a pair of blue eyes|
(Azure semé of whitecaps argent, on a chief wavy crested or two eyes of the second irised of the first and pupiled sable)
|Lord||Lady Lyessa Flint|
|Title||Lord of Widow's Watch|
House Stark (AGOT)|
House Bolton (ADWD)
House Flint of Flint's Finger|
House Flint of the mountains
House Flint of Widow's Watch is a noble house from Widow's Watch in the east of the north. They are probably the most powerful branch of House Flint. While the Flints of the mountains claim to be the oldest of the Flints, a semi-canon source states the Flints of Widow's Watch are the senior branch of the extended Flint family, which includes the mountain Flints and House Flint of Flint's Finger.
Neither their arms or their words appear in the text. A semi-canon source blazons their banner as a blue field strewn with whitecaps, on a yellow chief with crested line a pair of blue eyes and gives their motto as "Ever Vigilant".
It is suggested that the Night's King was a Flint, among the many possibilities. Lord Commander Rodrik Flint is regarded as one of the worst commanders of the Night's Watch, for trying to make himself King-Beyond-the-Wall. One of the dark legends surrounding the Nightfort is the rape and murder of brave young Danny Flint.
A Game of Thrones
After Robb Stark calls his banners, Maester Luwin explains that while some houses (such as the Karstarks, Boltons, Hornwoods and Umbers) gather at the winter town, others such as the Reeds, the Ryswells and Dustins and also Lords Manderly and Flint are waiting to join him along the kingsroad. Since House Flint of Widow's Watch is ruled by Lady Lyessa Flint, the passage probably refers to the Lord of Flint's Finger.
A Clash of Kings
The Flints of Widow Watch excuse themselves for not attending the harvest feast of Winterfell because Lady Lyessa Flint is heavy with child and there is sickness at Widow's Watch. Robin accompanies Lady Catelyn Stark on her voyage south to deal with Renly Baratheon and Stannis Baratheon.
When Theon Greyjoy studies the banners from the northern lords preparing to attack Winterfell through Maester Luwin's Myrish lens tube, he sees some of House Flint, though not as many as from other houses.
A Storm of Swords
Robin commands the rearguard during Robb's march to the Twins for the wedding of Edmure Tully. Robin is one of Robb's bodyguards during the wedding feast, sitting near him with the Smalljon without drinking. During the Red Wedding, Robin is last seen ringed by Freys, their daggers rising and falling.
A Dance with Dragons
House Flint of Widow's Watch at the end of the third century
The known Flints of Widow's Watch during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lady Lyessa Flint, Lady of Widow's Watch.
- A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- The Citadel: House Flint of Widow's Watch
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 49, Jon X.
- A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide: Banners of the North
- The Citadel. Heraldry: the North
- The Citadel. House Mottoes
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 55, Jon VII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 63, Catelyn X.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos I.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.