House Lefford

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House Lefford of the Golden Tooth
House Lefford.svg
Coat of arms A golden inverted pile on a sky-blue field, a yellow sun in the first
(Bleu celeste, a pile reversed or, in canton a sun-in-splendor of the same)
Seat Golden Tooth
Current Lord Lady Alysanne Lefford
Region The Westerlands
Title Lady of the Golden Tooth
Overlord House Lannister
Founded Andal invasion

House Lefford of the Golden Tooth is one of the principal houses sworn to House Lannister of Casterly Rock.[1] The seat of the House is at the Golden Tooth. The castle controls the main entrance to the westerlands from the east.[2]

House Lefford blazons its arms with a golden inverted pile on sky blue, a sun left in the sky.[3][4]


House Lefford was formed by the union of an Andal warlord with a noblewoman of the First Men. The Leffords presumably received the Golden Tooth when Cerion Lannister, the King of the Rock, conquered the area.[4]

The Leffords sided with the greens in the Dance of the Dragons, during which Lord Lefford commanded House Lannister's army. It advanced slowly eastward because of Lord Lefford's age and infirmity. He was killed in the battle by the Lakeshore.[5]

During the First Blackfyre Rebellion, House Lefford remained loyal to House Targaryen. Lord Lefford was slain outside of Lannisport by Ser Quentyn Ball.[6]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Leo Lefford is in charge of the stores and supplies of Lord Tywin Lannister's army. Lord Lefford rides in the center of the Lannister army during the battle on the Green Fork.[7]

A Clash of Kings

King Robb Stark's direwolf, Grey Wind, finds a secret path bypassing the defenses of the Golden Tooth. His army uses the goat track to invade the Westerlands. The Lefford colors are seen by Arya Stark leaving Harrenhal with Tywin's army. Lord Leo Lefford dies in the battle of the Fords.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Alysanne Lefford succeeds Leo as head of House Lefford.[9]

House Lefford at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also: