House Lorch

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House Lorch
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Coat of arms A black manticore on a white field, beneath a crimson chief with three gold coins
(Argent, a manticore passant sable, on a chief gules three bezants)
Lord Lorent Lorch
Region the Westerlands
Overlord House Lannister

House Lorch is a house of landed knights from the Westerlands. They blazon their shields with a black manticore on white, beneath a crimson chief with three gold coins.[1][2]


During the Sack of King's Landing, Ser Amory Lorch stabbed Rhaenys Targaryen to death.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Amory Lorch orders the attack on the holdfast that Yoren and his recruits stay in.

When Tywin Lannister leaves Harrenhal to return to the Westerlands, he leaves Amory as the castellan. When Harrenhal is seized by men from the North and the Brave Companions switch sides, Amory is thrown in the bear pit and dies.

A Storm of Swords

The revived Lord Beric Dondarrion recalls that Amory once captured a pair of innocent beekeepers at Rushing Falls and told Beric that he intended to kill them if Beric did not surrender himself. Beric did and Amory hanged him between the beekeepers.[3]

A Feast for Crows

Ser Roger Hogg tells Ser Jaime Lannister how Amory attacked his towerhouse at Sow's Horn even though Roger is a bannerman to a house sworn to King's Landing.

House Lorch at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is:

Historical members