Brandon of the Bloody Blade

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Brandon of the Bloody Blade
Race First Men
Culture(s) Reach
Father Garth Greenhand
Issue Bran the Builder (in some tales)
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)

Brandon of the Bloody Blade is a legendary son of Garth Greenhand. He is credited with driving giants away from the Reach and warring against children of the forest, slaying so many at Blue Lake it became known as Red Lake. In some tales he is mentioned as the ancestor or father of Bran the Builder, making him a possible ancestor of House Stark.[1]

Family

Garth
Greenhand
 
Various
women
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Garth the
Gardener
 
John
the Oak
 
Gilbert of
the Vines
 
Foss
the Archer
 
Brandon of
the Bloody Blade
 
Maris
the Maid
 
Uthor of the
High Tower
 
Owen
Oakenshield
 
Bors
the Breaker
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Gardener
 
House
Oakheart
 
House
Redwyne
 
House
Fossoway
 
Bran the
Builder
[Note 1]
 
Urrigon
Hightower
 
Peremore
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
House
Bulwer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Stark
 
House
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rose of
Red Lake
 
Ellyn
Ever Sweet
 
Rowan
Gold-Tree
 
Unknown
man
 
Florys
the Fox
 
Three
husbands
 
Harlon
the Hunter
 
Woods witch
 
Herndon
of the Horn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Crane
 
House
Beesbury
 
House
Rowan
 
Lann the
Clever
[Note 2]
 
House
Florent
 
House
Ball
 
House
Peake
 
House
Tarly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Lannister
 
 
Notes:
  1. In some tales of the Reach, Bran the Builder was the son of Brandon of the Bloody Blade.
  2. In some tales of the Reach, Lann the Clever was a bastard born to Rowan Gold-Tree or her sister Florys the Fox.
 


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