House Fossoway of New Barrel

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House Fossoway of New Barrel
House Fossoway (New Barrel).svg
Coat of arms Or, an apple vert
Seat New Barrel
Region The Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founder Ser Raymun Fossoway[1]
Founded 209 AC[1]

House Fossoway of New Barrel is a noble house from the Reach, sworn to House Tyrell of Highgarden.

They are commonly referred as the green-apple Fossoways, to differentiate them from the original branch of the house, the red apple Fossoways from Cider Hall. The exact location of New Barrel is unknown but it's in the Reach.[2]

Their banner is a green apple over a golden field.[1][3] Their motto does not appear in the books.


The origin of this branch of House Fossoway is from 209 AC, when Raymun Fossoway took different side than his cousin Ser Steffon, the Knight of Cider Hall, in a trial of seven at Ashford Meadow.[1]

Raymun, who was knighted minutes before the battle by Ser Lyonel Baratheon, fought for his friend Ser Duncan the Tall. To differentiate himself from his cousin fighting for the other side, he painted the apple on his shield in green, playing at Steffon's oft-repeated jape that he was "still green". He stated that he preferred to be green than rotten.[1]

How the green-appled house branch prospered after the tourney at Ashford is unknown.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Arnell, a knight of the Night's Watch, is the son of an unnamed green-apple Fossoway.[4] The banners of the green-apple Fossoways are spotted beneath the walls of Bitterbridge by Catelyn Tully.[5] During the feast with Renly Baratheon's army at Bitterbridge, Catelyn is placed between Lord Mathis Rowan and Ser Jon Fossoway, whom she considers genial.[5]

Both branches of House Fossoway turn to Stannis Baratheon after Renly's death. Ser Cortnay Penrose acknowledges Ser Jon of the green-apple Fossoways and Ser Bryan Fossoway of the red during his parley with Stannis. During Stannis's siege of Storm's End, Ser Cortnay Penrose's lieutenant is Lord Elwood Meadows, a green boy of twenty years and cousin to the Fossoways, who immediately surrenders the castle after Penrose's death.[6]

The banner of the green-apple Fossoways is spotted in Stannis's van as it approaches King's Landing.[7] During the Battle of the Blackwater, Lothor Brune cuts his way through half a hundred Fossoway men-at-arms to capture Ser Jon from the green apple and slay Ser Bryan and Ser Edwyd of the red, earning the name Lothor Apple-Eater. Jon is one of the highborn prisoners who bend the knee to King Joffrey Baratheon after the Blackwater.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Tyrion Lannister observes a Fossoway and his pregnant wife at Joffrey's royal wedding. The man often kisses her and caresses her stomach.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Janna Tyrell, the wife of Ser Jon Fossoway, is one of the companions of Queen Margaery Tyrell at her court in King's Landing, and often goes hawking with her and Merry Crane.[10]

Brienne of Tarth spots the green apple badge of House Fossoway among those that have been collected from the dead after the Battle of Duskendale.[11]

House Fossoway of New Barrel at the end of the third century

The known Fossoways from the green apple branch during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is:

Historical Members