House Qorgyle

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House Qorgyle of Sandstone
House Qorgyle.svg
Coat of arms Gules, three scorpions sable.
Seat Sandstone
Lord Quentyn Qorgyle
Region Dorne
Title Lord of Sandstone
Heir Gulian Qorgyle
Overlord House Martell
Founded Coming of the Andals[1]
House Qorgyle – by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games

House Qorgyle of Sandstone is a noble house from Sandstone in western Dorne. They are sworn to House Martell of Sunspear.

Their arms are three black scorpions over red.[2][3] Their motto does not appear in the books.


The Qorgyles were adventuring Andals who settled in the deep dunes and sands of Dorne.[4]

During Nymeria's War the Qorgyles supported House Yronwood against House Nymeros Martell.[5]

It was rumored that Lord Qorgyle arranged the murder by scorpion of Lord Lyonel Tyrell.[6]

Lord Commander Qorgyle was the predecessor of Lord Jeor Mormont as commander of the Night's Watch. Prince Oberyn Martell was fostered at Sandstone as a child.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Ser Arron Qorgyle is part of the escort of distinguished Dornish nobles that accompany Prince Oberyn Martell to King's Landing.[2]

A Feast for Crows

Arianne Martell believes that House Qorgyle will aid her attempt to crown Princess Myrcella Baratheon due to its relationship with Prince Oberyn.[7]

House Qorgyle at the end of the third century

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


Historical Members


  1. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Andals Arrive.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, Ten Thousand Ships.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, Daeron I.
  7. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  8. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  9. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.