House Yew

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House Yew
House Yew.svg
Coat of arms A golden longbow between two crimson flaunches, on a white field
(Argent, a longbow or between two flaunches gules)
Head Ser Manfryd Yew[1]
Region Westerlands[1]
Overlord House Lannister[1]
Founder Alan o' the Oak[2]
Founded Before the Andal Invasion[2]

House Yew is a house of landed knights from the westerlands.[1]

Their arms do not appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources they are a golden longbow on white between two crimson flaunches.[3]


House Yew is an ancient line of First Men origin, boasting descent to the legendary Blind Bowman, Alan o' the Oak.[2]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Ser Manfryd Yew and Ser Raynard Ruttiger are entrusted by Daven Lannister to see no boats escape downstream during the siege of Riverrun. Brynden Tully escapes by swimming from Riverrun on a moonless night. Ser Jaime Lannister thinks that if Ruttiger, Yew, or their men heard a splash they would believe it was a turtle or a trout.[4]

House Yew at the end of the third century

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