House Horpe

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House Horpe
House Horpe.svg
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)
Head Unknown
Region Stormlands
Overlord House Baratheon

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.[1] Their words are not known.


Ser Harys Horpe was one of the Warrior's Sons who were killed in the trial of seven of King Maegor I Targaryen.[2]

Recent Events

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.[3]

During the battle beneath the Wall, the wildling Dormund is killed by a knight with moths on his shield.[4]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Richard becomes one of Stannis's principal sworn swords, acting as his second-in-command during his northern campaign.[5]

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.

Richard is still with Stannis during their march towards Winterfell.[3]

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:

Historical Members


  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Stormlands
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Winds of Winter, Theon I
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.