House Massey

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House Massey of Stonedance
House Massey.svg
Coat of arms A triple spiral; red, green and blue, on white
(Argent, a triple gurges gules, vert and azure)
Seat Stonedance
Head Unknown
Region Crownlands
Overlord House Baratheon of King's Landing
Founder Maldon Massey
Founded Age of Heroes

House Massey of Stonedance is a noble house from Stonedance on Massey's Hook in the crownlands. They blazon their arms with a triple spiral; red, green and blue, on white,[3][4] an ancient sigil for an ancient House.



The Masseys are a house of First Men origin. Lord Maldon Massey, a vassal of the Storm King Durran the Ravenfriend, built Stonedance and ruled Massey's Hook. The Masseys broke away from House Durrandon during the reign of King Durwald the Fat, however.[5] The Masseys were one of the many houses which historically claimed the mouth of the Blackwater Rush.[6]

The Masseys returned to the dominion of Storm's End when the Storm King Qarlton II took Stonedance after besieging the castle for a year and slaying King Josua Massey. Less than two years later, however, Josua's daughter married the Andal warlord Togarion Bar Emmon, who expelled Qarlton's men from Stonedance and replaced them with Josua's son. The Andals eventually made peace and intermarried with the Durrandons.[7]

Targaryen Era

Prior to Aegon's Conquest, House Massey was sworn to House Durrandon of Storm's End but had closer ties to House Targaryen of nearby Dragonstone. When Aegon the Conqueror launched his invasion of Westeros, the Masseys supported him instead of the Storm King, Argilac the Arrogant. The master of laws for King Aegon I was Triston Massey. With the creation of the crownlands after the Conquest, the Masseys became sworn to the Targaryens of Aegon's new capital, King's Landing, instead of House Baratheon of Storm's End, who had replaced the Durrandons.[4]

Lord Lucifer Massey stood for King Maegor I Targaryen in his trial of seven, and was killed by the Warrior's Son Ser Harys Horpe.[8]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Gormon Massey was killed attempting to tame the dragon Vermithor on Dragonstone during the Sowing of the Seeds.[9] Elinda Massey was a lady-in-waiting for Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, and reportedly gouged out her own eyes at the sight of her queen being devoured by the dragon Sunfyre.[10]

After the deaths of many Kingsguard during the Winter Fever, young King Aegon III Targaryen appointed Ser Robin Massey to the Kingsguard and made him Lord Commander. However, Robin was dismissed soon afterwards by Lord Unwin Peake, one of the regents of the king, as the council of regents had not been consulted. Later, Robin was killed in a quarrel by the captain of Unwin Peake's personal guards, Tessario. Unwin Peake was also the cause of rumors spread to defame Elinor Massey, a possible marriage candidate for the king.[11]

When Lord Bloodraven marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, among the houses who came in support was House Massey.[12]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Among the gathered knights at the Hand's tourney is one with the triple spiral arms of House Massey.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Wallace Massey is a steward of the Night's Watch and the squire of Ser Denys Mallister.[13]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Justin Massey, one of the queen's men at Castle Black,[14] is an adviser of Stannis Baratheon.[15] Justin hopes to marry Asha Greyjoy and gain the Iron Islands, since his ancestral holdings have been lost to him.[16]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

At the crofters' village in the wolfswood, Stannis tasks Justin with traveling with Tycho Nestoris to the Iron Bank of Braavos.[17]

House Massey at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members

Before the Conquest

After the Conquest


His tunic bore the triple spiral, an ancient sigil for an ancient House.[17]


  1. Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Citadel. Heraldry: the area of King's Landing
  5. 5.0 5.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Durrandon.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: Andals in the Stormlands.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  9. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  12. The Mystery Knight.
  13. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  14. A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
  15. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
  16. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Winds of Winter, Theon I
  18. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  19. The Sons of the Dragon.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.
  21. The Princess and the Queen.