House Qorgyle

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House Qorgyle of Sandstone
House Qorgyle.svg
Coat of arms Gules, three scorpions sable.
Seat Sandstone
Lord Quentyn Qorgyle
Region Dorne
Title Lord of Sandstone[1]
Heir Gulian Qorgyle
Overlord House Martell
Founded Coming of the Andals[2]
House Qorgyle – by Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games

House Qorgyle of Sandstone is a noble house from Sandstone in western Dorne. They are sworn to House Martell of Sunspear.[1]

Their arms are three black scorpions over red.[3][4] Their motto does not appear in the books.

History

The Qorgyles were adventuring Andals who settled in the deep dunes and sands of Dorne.[5]

During Nymeria's War the Qorgyles supported House Yronwood against House Nymeros Martell.[6]

It was rumored that Lord Qorgyle arranged the murder by scorpion of Lord Lyonel Tyrell.[7]

Lord Commander Qorgyle was the predecessor of Lord Jeor Mormont as commander of the Night's Watch.[8] Prince Oberyn Martell was fostered at Sandstone as a child.[9]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Ser Arron Qorgyle is part of the escort of distinguished Dornish nobles that accompany Prince Oberyn Martell to King's Landing.[3]

A Feast for Crows

Arianne Martell believes that House Qorgyle will aid her attempt to crown Princess Myrcella Baratheon due to its relationship with Prince Oberyn.[9]

House Qorgyle at the end of the third century

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

Quentyn
 
Wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gulian
 
Arron
 


Historical Members

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
  4. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Andals Arrive.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, Ten Thousand Ships.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron I.
  8. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Jeor Mormont.
  9. 9.0 9.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  10. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  11. The World of Ice & Fire, Daeron I.
  12. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7, Jon I.