House Ambrose

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House Ambrose
Coat of arms Or, strewn with ants gules
Words Never Resting
Lord Lord Arthur Ambrose
Region The Reach
Overlord House Tyrell

House Ambrose is a noble house from the Reach.

They blazon their arms as a yellow field strewn with red ants.[1][2] According to semi-canon sources their motto is «Never Resting».[3]


Ser Aubrey Ambrose was named by Eustace Osgrey as one of the outstanding supporters of the Black Dragon's cause.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

House Ambrose follow their Tyrell overlords in declaring for Renly Baratheon on the outset of the War of the Five Kings. While on the march with Renly's army, Ser Edmund Ambrose is one of the knights who start the wager on the maidenhood of Brienne of Tarth.

After Renly's death, the Ambroses again follow the Tyrells, marching with the Tyrell-Lannister army at the Battle of the Blackwater. The squire Alyn Ambrose slays a Myrish crossbowman and a Mullendore man-at-arms during the fighting.

A Storm of Swords

Elinor Tyrell is betrothed to Alyn Ambrose.

Ambrose men march with Lord Randyll Tarly to pacify the Crownlands after the victory at the Blackwater.

A Feast for Crows

Brienne of Tarth spots horse trappings bearing the ants of Ambrose among the gear collected from the dead after the Battle of Duskendale.[1]

House Ambrose at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:


Historical Members

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
  3. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Sworn Sword.