|House Lynderly of the Snakewood|
|Coat of arms||
A black field strewn with green vipers[N 1]|
(Sable, semé of snakes vert)
|Head||Lord Jon Lynderly|
|Title||Lord of the Snakewood|
House Lynderly of the Snakewood is a noble house from the Vale of Arryn. Their castle is Snakewood and they carry the title "Lord of the Snakewood".
They blazon their arms with a black field strewn with wriggling green vipers.[N 1] Their words do not appear in the books.
A Game of Thrones
A knight wearing the green viper of the Lynderlys is present in the High Hall of the Eyrie when Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat to prove his innocence. He is young and is the first to offer his sword to champion Lady Lysa Arryn.
A Feast for Crows
Petyr Baelish tells Sansa Stark that Lord Jon Lynderly is one of his friends. Littlefinger asks Lords Grafton and Lynderly to send each a son to ward, to become Robert Arryn's squires. Lord Lynderly attends Lord Lyonel Corbray's wedding, which many of the Lords Declarant shun. Gyles Grafton and Terrance Lynderly descend to the Gates of the Moon with Robert.
House Lynderly at the end of the third century
The known Lynderlys during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Jon Lynderly, Lord of the Snakewood.
- Terrance Lynderly, his son and heir to Snakewood. A young squire to Robert Arryn.
Of unknown relationship to the main branch:
- Ser Lymond Lynderly
- Unnamed Lynderly knight present at the Eyrie when Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat. He may be Ser Lymond.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Although the Lynderly arms are only refer to as "green serpents", they are likely vipers. Firstly, Tyrion Lannister sees a knight wearing green viper among the Vale nobility assembled in the High Hall of the Eyrie. Secondly, House Wydman derives from a tourney where their founder bested five knights from the Westerlands and Vale of Arryn. Their sigil depicts the arms of those defeated knights, and among them is a green viper.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Vale
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter Alayne I