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- Ser Aegor "Bittersteel" Rivers, founder of the Golden Company. One of the Great Bastards of King Aegon the Unworthy.
- Daemon Blackfyre, collateral descendant of Bittersteel through his namesake Daemon I Blackfyre.
- Maelys "the Monstrous" Blackfyre, Daemon's cousin and successor. One of the Ninepenny Kings who attempted to conquer the Stepstones and the Seven Kingdoms.
- Ser Myles "Blackheart" Toyne, an exiled knight of House Toyne with an erroneous cruel reputation.
- Ser "Homeless" Harry Strickland, Toyne's successor. Served as paymaster before he was made captain-general after the death of Blackheart.