Myles Toyne

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Myles Toyne
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Alias Blackheart
Title Captain-General
Allegiance House Toyne
Golden Company
Died In 296 AC[1]
Book(s) A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

Myles Toyne, also known as Blackheart, was a captain-general of the Golden Company and an exiled descendent of House Toyne.


Myles was not dark and handsome like his infamous forebear, Terrence Toyne. Instead, Myles was jug-eared, with a big nose and a crooked jaw.[2]


Myles was a descendant of Ser Terrence Toyne, a knight of the Kingsguard caught abed with one of King Aegon IV's mistresses. Myles was known as "Blackheart" because of the sigil on his shield. He enjoyed the nickname and what it implied, as a captain should be feared by friends and foes alike; if people thought him cruel so much the better. However, Myles was not cruel. A soldier to the bone, he was firm but fair. His good friend Jon Connington considered Myles full of life.[2]

After his death Myles' skull was dipped in gold and placed upon a company standard. He was succeeded as captain-general by Harry Strickland.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

When Jon Connington arrives at the Golden Company's encampment near Volon Therys, he contemplates the company's golden skulls ringing the captain-general's tent. One of them is Myles Toyne's skull, Jon's old friend. He goes to look at the Myles's skull and sees that death has robbed Myles of his ears, his nose and all his warmth, and that only his smile remains, transformed into a glittering grin.[2]


  1. See the Myles Toyne calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.