House Sarsfield

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House Sarsfield of Sarsfield
House Sarsfield.svg
Coat of arms A green arrow on a white bend, on a green field
(Vert, on a bend argent an arrow of the field, point to dexter chief)
Words True to the Mark
Seat Sarsfield
Region westerlands
Overlord House Lannister

House Sarsfield of Sarsfield is a noble house from Sarsfield in the westerlands. It blazons its shield with a green arrow on a white bend on green.[1][2] According to semi-canon sources, their motto is "True to the Mark".[3]

History

House Sarsfield was formed by the union of First Men and Andal nobles during the coming of the Andals.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

The Sarsfield colors are spotted by Arya Stark among Lord Tywin Lannister's army as it leaves Harrenhal.[1]

A Storm of Swords

Arya kills a pimply squire from House Sarsfield at the inn at the crossroads.[5] However, the boy's death is attributed to Sandor Clegane.[6]

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth spies the Sarsfield arrow on one of the badges of the guards attending the gate at Maidenpool.[7]

The Sarsfield banner is spotted by Ser Jaime Lannister among those that escort the corpse of Tywin Lannister back to Casterly Rock.[8]

Sarsfield's mounted archers are among the force under Jaime's command which leaves King's Landing to resolve the siege of Riverrun.[6]

House Sarsfield at the end of the third century

The known Sarsfields 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 also:

Behind the Scenes

The sigil of House Sarsfield is a reference by George R. R. Martin to the comic book character Green Arrow.[9]

References