|Coat of arms
Per chevron engrailed grey and bone, 3 death's head moths countercharged
(Per chevron engrailed cendrée and argent, three death's head moths counterchanged)
House Horpe is a noble house from the stormlands. According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with per chevron engrailed grey and bone, three death's head moths countercharged. Their words are not known.
A Storm of Swords
Although the course of their lord is unknown, Ser Richard Horpe remains in Stannis's service after the Battle of the Blackwater, and is among the knights known as the queen's men. Ser Richard and Ser Justin Massey had dragged Stannis away from the Battle of the Blackwater to save his life.
A Dance with Dragons
Ser Richard becomes one of Stannis's principal sworn swords, acting as his second-in-command during his northern campaign.
The Winds of Winter
This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.
House Horpe at the end of the third century
The known Horpes during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Richard Horpe
- Ser Harys Horpe, known as Death's Head Harry, a knight of the Warrior's Sons during the reign of King Maegor I Targaryen.