House Kenning of Kayce

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House Kenning of Kayce
House Kenning of Kayce.svg
Coat of arms Four sunbursts countercharged on quartered orange and black
(Quarterly tenné and sable, four suns-in-splendour counterchanged)
Seat Kayce
Head Lord Terrence Kenning[1]
Region Westerlands
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]

The Kennings may have been landed knights at their origin and gained a lordly status at some time after the Dance of the Dragons, since their rulers have used the title Knight of Kayce in the past.[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 Dalton Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands.[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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: Driftwood Crowns.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.
  5. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
  6. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Kayce.
  7. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Kennos.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.