Last Hearth

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Last Hearth
The North and the location of the Last Hearth
The North and the location of the Last Hearth
Last Hearth
Location The North
Government House Umber , Feudal lord.
Religion Old gods
Last Hearth. © FFG
Last hearth by guad.
Last Hearth by guad©

Last Hearth, sometimes known as the Last Hearth, is the seat of House Umber in the North. It lies close to the Gift in a forest east of the kingsroad. It is north of the Last River, northeast of Long Lake, and west of the Bay of Seals.[1][2][3] With the exception of the castles of the Night's Watch, Last Hearth is the northernmost major castle of the Seven Kingdoms.[3]


Last Hearth was the royal seat of the Umbers when they were petty kings.[4]

In the great mêlée at Last Hearth in 170 ᴀᴄ, it is said that no fewer than eighteen men died, and half again that number were sorely maimed before the day was done.

Recent events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Greatjon Umber and his son Smalljon Umber lead most of the Umber fighting men south alongside Robb Stark.

Last hearth by FFG©

A Clash of Kings

In the absence of its lord, Last Hearth is administered by joint castellans, Greatjon's uncles Mors Umber and Hother Umber. During the harvest feast of Winterfell, Mors and Hother request assistance from Bran Stark because the Umbers lack the manpower to harvest their land and repel wildlings encroaching from across the Bay of Seals. The castellans are tasked by Ser Rodrik Cassel to build longships made of Umber lumber with White Harbor's assistance.[2]

A Storm of Swords

Maester Aemon sends a raven to Last Hearth in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Because Greatjon Umber is held prisoner at the Twins, Hother reluctantly supports Lord Roose Bolton as Warden of the North. Mors decides to support Stannis Baratheon as King of Westeros if he is given the skull of Mance Rayder and if Hother is pardoned for supporting Roose.[6] It is unknown who holds Last Hearth in the brothers' absence.

The Winds of Winter

Theon Greyjoy tells Stannis that Mors took green boys to support Stannis, while Hother took greybeards to support Roose.[7]