House Stackspear

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House Stackspear
House Stackspear.svg
Coat of arms Two crossed black spears, on a checkered silver and gold field
(Chequy argent and or, two spears in saltire sable)
Lord Selmond Stackspear
Region Westerlands
Heir Steffon Stackspear
Overlord House Lannister

House Stackspear is a noble house of the westerlands sworn to House Lannister of Casterly Rock.

They blazon their arms with two crossed black spears on checkered silver and gold.[1][2]

History

Lord Willam Stackspear was chosen by lot in a Great Council to become a regent for Aegon III Targaryen.[3] Noted for his love of hawking, Willam was considered an inoffensive, though undistinguished, choice. When Aegon III came of age later that year, he dismissed Stackspear from his office.[4]

In 244 AC, Jason Lannister deflowered Alys Stackspear, the maiden daughter of Lord Stackspear, getting the girl with child. In a rare display of firmness, Lord Tytos Lannister compelled his brother to wed Alys, though the girl died in childbirth, giving birth to Damon. Under Lord Tytos' weak rule, Lord Stackspear doubled the taxes on his smallfolk, then hired a company of Volantene sellswords to enforce his taxation.[5]

Lord Stackspear supported Ser Tywin Lannister when he suppressed the Reyne-Tarbeck rebellion.[5]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Ser Alyn Stackspear is with Lord Tywin Lannister's army at Harrenhal, and Arya Stark hears rumours that he might be responsible for the gaoler's wife being with child.[6]

A Feast for Crows

A banner of House Stackspear is among those gathered to escort the corpse of Tywin back to Casterly Rock. Ser Jaime Lannister spots Alyn riding at a quintain in the yard of the Red Keep after the funeral procession departs.[1]

House Stackspear at the end of the third century

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

 
Selmond
 
Unknown wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steffon
 
Alyn
 


Historical Stackspears

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  4. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 georgerrmartin.com: WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE SAMPLE
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya VII.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  9. The Hedge Knight, Graphic Novel.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.