House Templeton

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House Templeton
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Coat of arms Nine stars, one of seven points and eight of six points, on a gold saltire, on a black field
(Sable, on a saltire or, nine mullets of the field, that in fesse-point of seven points, all others of six points)
Seat Ninestars
Lord Ser Symond Templeton
Title The Knight of Ninestars
Overlord House Arryn

House Templeton is a noble house from Ninestars in the Vale of Arryn. They are one of the great knightly houses sworn to House Arryn. The head of the House is given the title of 'Knight of Ninestars'.[1] Its current head is Ser Symond Templeton.

Although they are a knightly house, they are very powerful, and their strength and influence are comparable to many lords. It is said they can easily raise a thousand men.[1] The current generation House Templeton may be related to the Starks of Winterfell through the female line.

They blazon their arms with nine stars, one of 7 points and eight of 6 points, upon a gold saltire on black. [2][3] Their motto does not appear in the books.


At the Battle of the Redgrass Field, the Knight of Ninestars, part of the loyalist army commanded by Lord Donnel Arryn, was slain by Daemon Blackfyre.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

When discussing King Robb Stark's succession, his mother Catelyn Tully recalls that Lord Eddard Stark's grandfather had a sister who married a younger son of Lord Raymar Royce and had three daughters. Each married Vale lords, one of whom Catelyn vaguely remembers as a Templeton.[4]

The Templetons give support to Yohn Royce when pressuring Lady Lysa Arryn to enter to the War of the Five Kings.

A Feast for Crows

Ser Symond Templeton, the Knight of Ninestars, joins the Lords Declarant in opposing Petyr Baelish.[2]

House Templeton at the end of the third century

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

Historical Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 27, Tyrion VII.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 23, Alayne I.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Vale
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  6. The Sworn Sword.