House Manwoody

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House Manwoody of Kingsgrave
House Manwoody.svg
Coat of arms A white skull crowned with gold on black
(Sable, a skull argent crowned or)
Seat Kingsgrave
Head Lord Dagos Manwoody
Region Dorne
Heir Mors Manwoody
Overlord House Martell

House Manwoody of Kingsgrave is an old Dornish noble house. Its seat, Kingsgrave, is placed amidst the Prince's Pass, guarding access to Dorne.

They blazon their banners with a white skull with a golden crown, over a black field.[3] The motto has not been mentioned in the books.


The arms of the house and the name of its castle refer to the fact that the founder of the house slew there a King of the Reach.[4]

King Albin Manwoody claimed dominion over the Red Mountains of Dorne when the Rhoynar arrived in Dorne.[5] Rhoynish warrior queen Nymeria and her husband, Prince Mors Martell, defeated King Albin. He was subsequently sent to the Wall in golden fetters, together with five other defeated Kings of Dorne.[5][6]

Ser Michael Manwoody came to court with Princess Myriah Martell, following her marriage to Prince Daeron Targaryen. He became a trusted servant to King Daeron II, and eventually married Princess Elaena Targaryen.[7]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Lord Dagos Manwoody, his brother Ser Myles, and his sons Mors and Dickon are part of the escort that goes to King's Landing with Prince Oberyn Martell. Upon arrival, they are introduced by Prince Oberyn to Tyrion Lannister.[3]

A Dance with Dragons

Dagos is present at the feast when Ser Balon Swann arrives in Sunspear to deliver the Mountain's skull. He refuses to drink when Ricasso raises a toast to King Tommen I Baratheon.[8]

House Manwoody at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members


  1. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  4. The Citadel: Heraldry - House Manwoody of Kingsgrave
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Coming of the Rhoynar.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Baelor I.
  8. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.