House Leygood

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House Leygood
House Leygood.svg
Coat of arms Three black thunderbolts on orange
(Tenné, three thunderbolts sable)
Region Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founded coming of the Andals[1]

House Leygood is a noble house from the Reach. Their blazon is a threefold thunderbolt.[2][3]

History

The Leygoods trace their ancestry back to Andal adventurers given lands and wives by the Three Sage Kings of House Gardener during the coming of the Andals to the Reach.[1]

Lord Leygood was one of the Caltrops during the Dance of the Dragons. He died in the Second Battle of Tumbleton.[4] His son, Ser Lucas Leygood, became Commander of the City Watch of King's Landing during the regency of Aegon III Targaryen.[4]

Ser Simon Leygood was a suitor for Lady Rohanne Webber's hand.[2]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Leygood men march with Lord Randyll Tarly's force, pacifying the crownlands and the riverlands after the Battle of the Blackwater. Brienne of Tarth spots a shield bearing the three thunderbolts of Leygood among those that had been collected from the dead after the battle at Duskendale.[5] She also encounters a guard wearing the badge of House Leygood at the gates of Maidenpool.[6]

House Leygood at the end of the third century

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

  • no member has appeared yet.

Historical Members

Behind the Scenes

The sigil of House Leygood may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to the comic book characters The Flash or Johnny Thunderbolt.[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Sworn Sword.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
  7. The Citadel: Are there any nods to other works in the series?