House Kenning of Kayce

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House Kenning of Kayce
House Kenning (Kayce).svg
Coat of arms Four sunbursts counterchanged on a quartered orange and black field
(Quarterly tenné and sable, four suns-in-splendour counterchanged)
Seat Kayce
Lord Terrence Kenning[1]
Region Westerlands
Title Lord of Kayce[1]
Knight of Kayce[2] (formerly)
Overlord House Lannister
Founder Herrock Kenning[3]

House Kenning of Kayce is a noble house from the westerlands. They blazon their arms with four sunbursts counterchanged on quartered orange and black.[4][5]

House Kenning seem to have been a knightly House at its origin and gained a lordly statues at some time after the Dance of the Dragons, since their rulers used to held the title of the Knight of Kayce.[2]


House Kenning of Kayce was founded by Herrock Kenning, an ironborn warrior from House Kenning of Harlaw.[6] During the decline of the driftwood kings of the ironborn, Herrock the Whoreson used his horn as a signal for the whores of Kayce to open a postern gate, allowing his men to take the town for House Lannister, the Kings of the Rock.[3]

Herrock's warhorn, the Horn of Herrock, is passed down amongst the family as an heirloom.[7]

The widow of a Knight of Kayce was captured by ironborn raiders in 133 AC and became one of the twenty-two salt wives of Lord Dalton Greyjoy.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The colors of the house are spotted by Arya Stark among Lord Tywin Lannister's army as it leaves Harrenhal.[4]

A Feast for Crows

A banner of House Kenning is among those gathered to escort the corpse of Tywin back to Casterly Rock from King's Landing.[8] Ser Kennos of Kayce accompanies Ser Jaime Lannister in his campaign in the riverlands.[9]

House Kenning of Kayce at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members