Samwell Blackwood

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Samwell Blackwood
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Title Lord of Raventree Hall
Allegiance House Blackwood
Blacks
Culture Rivermen
Born In or before 106 AC[1]
Died In 129 AC[2], at the Burning Mill[2]
Spouse Unknown
Issue Benjicot Blackwood[3][4]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Samwell Blackwood was the Lord of Raventree Hall and head of House Blackwood at the start of the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.[2]

History

Samwell lost a duel to Amos Bracken when Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen visited the Trident in 112 AC, as the rivals unsuccessfully fought for her hand.[5]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Samwell, now a lord, declared for Queen Rhaenyra after the assault on Harrenhal.[6] Lord Blackwood sent raiders to attack the lands of House Bracken, who were supporters of King Aegon II Targaryen and the greens. Samwell was killed by Ser Amos in single combat during the Battle of the Burning Mill, but Amos was then struck down by a weirwood arrow allegedly fired by Samwell's sister, Black Aly.[2] Samwell was succeeded by his eleven-year-old son, Benjicot Blackwood.[4]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
Lord
Blackwood
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robb
Rivers
 
Samwell
 
Unknown
wife
 
Alysanne
 
Cregan
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benjicot
 
Sarra
Stark
 
Alys
Stark
 
Raya
Stark
 
Mariah
Stark
 


References

  1. See the Samwell Blackwood calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  3. The Princess and the Queen.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  5. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.