Master of Deepwood Motte

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Master of Deepwood Motte
Office Ruler of Deepwood Motte
Region North
Current Holder Galbart Glover
Heir Robett Glover

Master of Deepwood Motte[1][2][3] is a title held by the head of House Glover, the rulers of Deepwood Motte in the north.[1][N 1]


The Glovers ruled as First Men kings after the Long Night, but they were eventually reduced to vassals by the Kings of Winter from House Stark.[5]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Galbart Glover supports Robb Stark, participating in the battle in the Whispering Wood[6] and the Battle of the Camps. He objects to supporting King Joffrey I Baratheon and is in attendance when Robb is proclaimed King in the North at Riverrun.[7]

A Clash of Kings

With Galbart fighting in the south, Asha Greyjoy leads the taking of Deepwood Motte,[8] and is known as its conqueror.[3]

After the Battle of Oxcross, Galbart raids along the coast of the westerlands.[9]

A Storm of Swords

When news reaches Riverrun of Robett Glover's capture at Duskendale, Galbart fears for his brother's life.[10]

After receiving news of the death of Balon Greyjoy, King of the Isles and the North, Robb advances his plan to retake Moat Cailin while Lord Captain Victarion Greyjoy is away. Galbart is ordered by Robb to go with Lord Jason Mallister and Lady Maege Mormont to Seagard and sail up the Neck to find Greywater Watch so that the crannogmen can direct Robb's army around the rear of the ancient fortress.[11] Robb is killed in the Red Wedding, however.[12] Though Jason later remains at Seagard,[2] Galbart's and Maege's whereabouts are currently unknown.

A Dance with Dragons

Asha returns to Deepwood Motte after she fails to be elected queen at the kingsmoot, though she and her followers abandon the motte-and-bailey when Stannis Baratheon and the northern mountain clans appear to retake the seat.[13] Galbart is restored as Master, though his whereabouts are still unknown. With her husband a prisoner in White Harbor and her children at Ten Towers, Sybelle Glover takes charge of Deepwood Motte and sends trackers and hunters to guide Stannis's army.[14]

Known Masters of Deepwood Motte


  1. According to Elio Garcia, George R. R. Martin indicated that northern "masters" are similar to southron landed knights.[4]