Lord of Fair Isle

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Lord of Fair Isle
Office Ruler of Fair Isle
Region Westerlands
Current Holder Lord Sebaston Farman

Lord of Fair Isle[1][2][3] is a title held by the head of House Farman, the ruler of Faircastle on Fair Isle in the westerlands.[1]


The Farmans ruled over Fair Isle as kings until the King of the Rock, Tommen I Lannister, brought the island into his kingdom by taking the daughter of the last Farman king to wife.[4]

The old Lord of Fair Isle during the reign of King Maegor I Targaryen died along his first son at the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 43 AC fighting for Prince Aegon the Uncrowned. The wounded Ser Franklyn Farman brought the corpses of his grandfather and uncle home. The lordship of Fair Isle passed to Marq Farman, Franklyn's father.[3] Lord Marq hosted Princess Rhaena Targaryen at Faircastle for a few years, but Franklyn forced her to leave after his father's death.[3]

During the Dance of the Dragons, the ironborn of Dalton Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, invaded Fair Isle. Lord Farman sheltered behind his walls sending out pleas for help, but no help ever came. The ironborn eventually captured the castle. While Lord Farman and his sons were ransomed back to Casterly Rock for their weights in silver, his five daughters became salt wives to Dalton and his brother, Veron Greyjoy.[5]

During the reign of King Aerys I Targaryen, Lord Farman repaired his defenses after the attacks of Lord Dagon Greyjoy.[6]

According to semi-canon sources, Lord Farman built a fleet of warships to defend his coasts against the ironborn, in defiance of Lord Tytos Lannister, who did not wish to give offense to the Greyjoys of Pyke.[7]

Some years after the Reyne-Tarbeck revolt, Lord Farman grew truculent. Lord Tywin Lannister sent an envoy to Faircastle to sing "The Rains of Castamere". Understanding the meaning of the message, Lord Farman never troubled Tywin again.[8]

Known Lords of Fair Isle


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  2. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Sworn Sword.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The World of Ice & Fire: The Westerlands (unabridged). georgerrmartin.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.