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| Seat = [[Raventree Hall]]
 
| Seat = [[Raventree Hall]]
 
| Current_Lord = [[Tytos Blackwood]]
 
| Current_Lord = [[Tytos Blackwood]]
| Region = [[Riverlands]]
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| Region = [[Riverlands]]<br>The [[North]] (formerly)
| Title = Lord of [[Raventree Hall]]
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| Title = [[Lord of Raventree Hall]]<br>[[River king]] (formerly)
 
| Heir = [[Brynden Blackwood]]
 
| Heir = [[Brynden Blackwood]]
 
| Overlord = [[House Tully]] (AGOT)<br>[[House Baelish of Harrenhal|House Baelish]] (ADWD)
 
| Overlord = [[House Tully]] (AGOT)<br>[[House Baelish of Harrenhal|House Baelish]] (ADWD)
 
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| Cadet_branch = [[House Justman]]
 
| Founded_in = [[Age of Heroes]]{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
 
| Founded_in = [[Age of Heroes]]{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
 
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[[File:Elena-Vacas-raventreehallweirwood.jpg|thumb|400px|The godswood of Raventree Hall, with its enormous dead weirwood and hundreds of ravens - by [https://www.artstation.com/artist/ab3nd Elena María Vacas]]]
 
[[File:Elena-Vacas-raventreehallweirwood.jpg|thumb|400px|The godswood of Raventree Hall, with its enormous dead weirwood and hundreds of ravens - by [https://www.artstation.com/artist/ab3nd Elena María Vacas]]]
'''House Blackwood of Raventree Hall''' is an old house from [[Raventree Hall]] in the [[riverlands]], one of the main families sworn to [[House Tully]] of [[Riverrun]]. They once ruled the riverlands as kings during the [[Age of Heroes]].{{ref|AWOIAF| Riverlands}} They blazon their arms with a flock of ravens on scarlet surrounding a dead [[weirwood]] upon a black escutcheon.<ref>The Citadel. Heraldry: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Houses/4/ Houses in the Riverlands]</ref> Their words have not yet been revealed by [[George R. R. Martin]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Canadian_Signing_Tour_Toronto2 Canadian Signing Tour (Toronto)], January 09, 2006</ref> House Blackwood rule over wider domains and can field a much larger army than their overlord of [[House Tully]].{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
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'''House Blackwood of Raventree Hall''' is an old house from [[Raventree Hall]] in the [[riverlands]], one of the main families sworn to [[House Tully]] of [[Riverrun]]. They once ruled the riverlands as kings during the [[Age of Heroes]].{{ref|AWOIAF| Riverlands}} They blazon their arms with a flock of ravens on scarlet surrounding a dead [[weirwood]] upon a black escutcheon.<ref>The Citadel. Heraldry: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Houses/4/ Houses in the Riverlands]</ref> Their words have not yet been revealed by [[George R. R. Martin]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Canadian_Signing_Tour_Toronto2 Canadian Signing Tour (Toronto)], January 09, 2006</ref> House Blackwood rules over wider domains and can field a much larger army than their overlord of [[House Tully]].{{Ref|FAB|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
 
Raventree is located in [[Blackwood Vale]] north of [[Riverrun]] and the [[Red Fork]].{{Ref|AWOIAF| map of Westeros}} Some Blackwoods are buried in the village [[Cairns]], while others are buried beneath the dead weirwood of Raventree.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
 
Raventree is located in [[Blackwood Vale]] north of [[Riverrun]] and the [[Red Fork]].{{Ref|AWOIAF| map of Westeros}} Some Blackwoods are buried in the village [[Cairns]], while others are buried beneath the dead weirwood of Raventree.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
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==History==
 
==History==
 
===Age of Heroes===
 
===Age of Heroes===
The Blackwoods are an ancient house descended of the [[First Men]]. Family traditions state they ruled most of the [[wolfswood]] before being driven from the [[North]] by the [[Kings of Winter]], which Maester [[Barneby]]'s runic translations support.{{ref|TWOIAF}}
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The Blackwoods are an ancient house descended of the [[First Men]]. Family traditions state they ruled most of the [[wolfswood]] before being driven from the [[North]] by the [[Kings of Winter]], which Maester [[Barneby]]'s [[Runes|runic]] translations support.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The North}}
  
The Blackwoods have an old and bitter feud against their neighbor in the riverlands, the [[House Bracken|Brackens]], coming from the [[Age of Heroes]] when both houses ruled as kings. According to the Blackwoods, the Brackens were petty lords and horse breeders who hired swords to usurp the Blackwood kings. The Blackwoods believe this occurred five hundred years before the arrival of the [[Andals]], but the ''[[True History]]'' states it was one thousand years before the Andals.{{ref|ADWD|48}}
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The Blackwoods have an old and bitter feud against their neighbor in the riverlands, the [[House Bracken|Brackens]], coming from the [[Age of Heroes]] when both houses ruled as kings. According to the Blackwoods, the Brackens were petty lords and horse breeders who hired swords to usurp the Blackwood kings. The Blackwoods believe this occurred five hundred years before the arrival of the [[Andals]], but the ''[[True History]]'' states it was one thousand years before the Andals.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
  
 
===Andal Riverlands===
 
===Andal Riverlands===
The Blackwoods and Brackens allied together against the [[Andal invasion]], but they were defeated in the [[Battle of the Bitter River]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands}} The feud was aided by House Bracken's conversion to the [[Faith of the Seven]] after the Andal invasion.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Category/C91/P15 Blackwood-Bracken Feud and Coinage], August 13, 2003</ref> In contrast, the Blackwoods kept the religion of the [[old gods]], being one of the few houses south of [[the Neck]] to do so. The Blackwoods accuse the Brackens of having poisoned the [[weirwood]] of [[Raventree Hall]].{{ref|ADWD|48}} The [[Teats]], [[Battle Valley]], and the village of [[Blackbuckle]] are part of the disputed land. There have been numerous peaces between the Blackwoods and Brackens, many sealed by marriage, but the feud always restarts.{{ref|aDwD|48}} Benedict Rivers was a bastard born from both houses who eventually became King [[Benedict I Justman]], with [[House Justman]] ruling the riverlands for about three centuries. There were Blackwoods among the many petty kings who disputed the riverlands in the tumultuous century after King [[Bernarr II Justman]]'s death.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands}}
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The Blackwoods and Brackens allied together against the [[Andal invasion]], but they were defeated in the [[Battle of the Bitter River]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Riverlands}} The feud was aided by House Bracken's conversion to the [[Faith of the Seven]] after the Andal invasion.<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Category/C91/P15 Blackwood-Bracken Feud and Coinage], August 13, 2003</ref> In contrast, the Blackwoods kept the religion of the [[old gods]], being one of the few houses south of [[the Neck]] to do so. The Blackwoods accuse the Brackens of having poisoned the [[weirwood]] of [[Raventree Hall]].{{Ref|ADWD|48}} The [[Teats]], [[Battle Valley]], and the village of [[Blackbuckle]] are part of the disputed land. There have been numerous peaces between the Blackwoods and Brackens, many sealed by marriage, but the feud always restarts.{{Ref|ADWD|48}} Benedict Rivers was a bastard born from both houses who eventually became King [[Benedict I Justman]], with [[House Justman]] ruling the riverlands for about three centuries. There were Blackwoods among the many petty kings who disputed the riverlands in the tumultuous century after King [[Bernarr II Justman]]'s death.{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Riverlands}}
  
With the support of the [[Storm King]] [[Arlan III Durrandon]], Lord [[Roderick Blackwood]] rebelled against [[Humfrey I Teague]], [[King of the Rivers and the Hills]]. Roderick was killed in the [[Battle of Six Kings]], ending Arlan's attempt to restore the riverlands to the Blackwoods. After the river lords rejected the possibility of being ruled by Roderick's daughter, [[Shiera Blackwood]], Arlan added the riverlands to the realm of the Storm Kings.
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With the support of the [[Storm King]] [[Arlan III Durrandon]], Lord [[Roderick Blackwood]] rebelled against [[Humfrey I Teague]], [[King of the Rivers and the Hills]]. Roderick was killed in the [[Battle of Six Kings]], ending Arlan's attempt to restore the riverlands to the Blackwoods. After the river lords rejected the possibility of being ruled by Roderick's daughter, [[Shiera Blackwood]], Arlan added the riverlands to the realm of the Storm Kings.{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Riverlands}}
  
When the [[Kings of the Iron Islands]] from [[House Hoare]] invaded the riverlands three centuries later, Lady [[Agnes Blackwood]] led the rivermen's resistance. She was betrayed by Lord [[Lothar Bracken]], however, and then slain by King [[Harwyn Hoare]]. The [[ironborn]] then conquered the riverlands from the Storm King, [[Arrec Durrandon]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands}}
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When the [[Kings of the Iron Islands]] from [[House Hoare]] invaded the riverlands three centuries later, Lady [[Agnes Blackwood]] led the rivermen's resistance. She was betrayed by Lord [[Lothar Bracken]], however, and then slain by King [[Harwyn Hoare]]. The [[ironborn]] then conquered the riverlands from the Storm King, [[Arrec Durrandon]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Riverlands}}
  
 
===Targaryen Era===
 
===Targaryen Era===
House Blackwood aided [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon the Conquerer]] during his [[War of Conquest]] and rebelled against Harwyn's grandson, King [[Harren Hoare|Harren the Black]] of [[Harrenhal]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/6592/ Chicon 7 Reading], September 02, 2012</ref> The Blackwoods and Brackens had been weakened by a private war a decade before the rebellion, however, and Aegon granted the new title of [[Lord Paramount of the Trident]] to Lord [[Edmyn Tully]] of [[Riverrun]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Riverlands}}
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House Blackwood aided [[Aegon I Targaryen|Aegon the Conquerer]] during his [[War of Conquest]] and rebelled against Harwyn's grandson, King [[Harren Hoare|Harren the Black]] of [[Harrenhal]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/6592/ Chicon 7 Reading], September 02, 2012</ref> The Blackwoods and Brackens had been weakened by a private war a decade before the rebellion, however, and Aegon granted the new title of [[Lord Paramount of the Trident]] to Lord [[Edmyn Tully]] of [[Riverrun]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Riverlands}}
  
Lord Blackwood supported the claim of [[Laenor Velaryon]] in the [[Great Council of 101 AC]], but the council ultimately chose [[Viserys I Targaryen|Viserys Targaryen]] as the heir of [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Jaehaerys I}} A Blackwood fought a duel with a Bracken over [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] in {{date|112}}, but the princess eventually wed Ser Laenor.{{ref|TRP}} The Blackwoods supported the [[blacks]] of Rhaenyra during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]] and [[Red Robb Rivers]], the Bowman of Raventree, participated in the [[Battle by the Lakeshore]]. Lord Ben had one of his best archers, [[Billy Burley]], mercy kill the dragon [[Tessarion]] after the [[Second Battle of Tumbleton]].{{ref|tpatq}} After the civil war ended, [[Alysanne Blackwood|"Black Aly" Blackwood]], Bloody Ben's aunt, married Lord [[Cregan Stark]] in return for allowing King [[Aegon II Targaryen]]'s pardon of Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]] to stand.{{ref|TWOIAF| Aegon III}}
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Lord Blackwood supported the claim of [[Laenor Velaryon]] in the [[Great Council of 101 AC]], but the council ultimately chose [[Viserys I Targaryen|Viserys Targaryen]] as the heir of [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Jaehaerys I}} A Blackwood fought a duel with a Bracken over [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]] in {{Date|112}}, but the princess eventually wed Ser Laenor.{{Ref|TRP}} The Blackwoods supported the [[blacks]] of Rhaenyra during the [[Dance of the Dragons]]. Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]] and [[Red Robb Rivers]], the Bowman of Raventree, participated in the [[Battle by the Lakeshore]]. Lord Ben had one of his best archers, [[Billy Burley]], mercy kill the dragon [[Tessarion]] after the [[Second Battle of Tumbleton]].{{Ref|TPATQ}} After the civil war ended, [[Alysanne Blackwood|"Black Aly" Blackwood]], Bloody Ben's aunt, married Lord [[Cregan Stark]] in return for allowing King [[Aegon II Targaryen]]'s pardon of Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]] to stand.{{Ref|TWOIAF| Aegon III}}
  
Lady [[Melissa Blackwood]] was the sixth mistress of King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]] and the mother of three [[Great Bastards]], [[Mya Rivers|Mya]], [[Gwenys Rivers|Gwenys]], and [[Brynden Rivers]], the last of whom became known as Lord Bloodraven.{{ref|TWOIAF| Aegon IV}}
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Lady [[Melissa Blackwood]] was the sixth mistress of King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]] and the mother of three [[Great Bastards]], [[Mya Rivers|Mya]], [[Gwenys Rivers|Gwenys]], and [[Brynden Rivers]], the last of whom became known as Lord Bloodraven.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV}}
  
Ser [[Otho Bracken]], the Brute of Bracken, slew Lord [[Quentyn Blackwood]] in a [[tourney]] at [[King's Landing]] three years before the [[tourney at Ashford Meadow]], reinvigorating the old feud.{{Ref|THK}} [[Bennifer Blackwood|Bennifer]], [[Robert Blackwood (209)|Robert]], [[Roland Blackwood|Roland]], and [[Roger Blackwood]] participated at Ashford. Ser [[Steffon Fossoway]] considered convincing Otho or the Blackwoods to fight for [[Dunk]] at the [[trial of seven]], but decided it would be impossible to make them fight on the same side.{{Ref|THK}} When Lord Bracken lay dying, Septon [[Sefton Staunton|Sefton]] explained that Otho would inherit and the Blackwoods would not suffer him, meaning war. The then-[[Hand of the King]], Lord Bloodraven, was half-Blackwood, so he was unlikely to stop it.{{Ref|TSS}} When Lord [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven]] marched on [[Whitewalls]] to quash the [[Second Blackfyre Rebellion]], among the river lords who came in support was Lord Blackwood. Ser [[Eustace Osgrey]] boasted that in the past members of important families married [[House Osgrey|Osgreys]], citing Blackwoods as one of the examples.{{ref|tss}} The queen consort of King [[Aegon V Targaryen]] was [[Betha Blackwood|"Black Betha" Blackwood]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Aegon V}}
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Ser [[Otho Bracken]], the Brute of Bracken, slew Lord [[Quentyn Blackwood]] in a [[tourney]] at [[King's Landing]] three years before the [[tourney at Ashford Meadow]], reinvigorating the old feud.{{Ref|THK}} [[Bennifer Blackwood|Bennifer]], [[Robert Blackwood (209)|Robert]], [[Roland Blackwood|Roland]], and [[Roger Blackwood]] participated at Ashford. Ser [[Steffon Fossoway]] considered convincing Otho or the Blackwoods to fight for [[Dunk]] at the [[trial of seven]], but decided it would be impossible to make them fight on the same side.{{Ref|THK}} When Lord Bracken lay dying, Septon [[Sefton Staunton|Sefton]] explained that Otho would inherit and the Blackwoods would not suffer him, meaning war. The then-[[Hand of the King]], Lord Bloodraven, was half-Blackwood, so he was unlikely to stop it.{{Ref|TSS}} When Lord [[Brynden Rivers|Bloodraven]] marched on [[Whitewalls]] to quash the [[Second Blackfyre Rebellion]], among the river lords who came in support was Lord Blackwood. Ser [[Eustace Osgrey]] boasted that in the past members of important families married [[House Osgrey|Osgreys]], citing Blackwoods as one of the examples.{{Ref|TSS}} The queen consort of King [[Aegon V Targaryen]] was [[Betha Blackwood|"Black Betha" Blackwood]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V}}
  
Lords Blackwood and Bracken came to Riverrun when [[Lysa Tully]] was young to put their feud before Lord [[Hoster Tully]]'s judgment.{{ref|ASOS|80}}
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Lords Blackwood and Bracken came to Riverrun when [[Lysa Tully]] was young to put their feud before Lord [[Hoster Tully]]'s judgment.{{Ref|ASOS|80}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
 
===''A Game of Thrones''===
After Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] [[Battle under the walls of Riverrun|defeats]] the river lords and captures Ser [[Edmure Tully]], Lord [[Tytos Blackwood]] leads the survivors back to [[Riverrun]]. The duty of defending the castle during the siege falls to him. With Tytos absent, [[Raventree Hall]] surrenders to the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]].{{ref|AGOT|56}} Tytos is named among the nobles whom King [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I Baratheon]] insists must swear their loyalty or be declared traitors.{{ref|AGOT|57}}
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After Ser [[Jaime Lannister]] [[Battle under the walls of Riverrun|defeats]] the river lords and captures Ser [[Edmure Tully]], Lord [[Tytos Blackwood]] leads the survivors back to [[Riverrun]]. The duty of defending the castle during the siege falls to him. With Tytos absent, [[Raventree Hall]] surrenders to the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]].{{Ref|AGOT|56}} Tytos is named among the nobles whom King [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey I Baratheon]] insists must swear their loyalty or be declared traitors.{{Ref|AGOT|57}}
  
When [[Robb Stark]] [[Battle of the Camps|attacks the Lannister camps]] outside Riverrun, Tytos leads the sortie that attacks their rear and frees Edmure. Lord Blackwood and his feathered cloak are seen by [[Catelyn Stark]] in the [[godswood]] of Riverrun, praying with her son to the [[old gods]] after their victory. At the war council at Riverrun, Tytos urges to continue fighting the Lannisters and march against Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] at [[Harrenhal]]. He joins the other river lords in declaring Robb to be [[King in the North]].{{Ref|aGoT|71}}
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When [[Robb Stark]] [[Battle of the Camps|attacks the Lannister camps]] outside Riverrun, Tytos leads the sortie that attacks their rear and frees Edmure. Lord Blackwood and his feathered cloak are seen by [[Catelyn Stark]] in the [[godswood]] of Riverrun, praying with her son to the [[old gods]] after their victory. At the war council at Riverrun, Tytos urges to continue fighting the Lannisters and march against Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] at [[Harrenhal]]. He joins the other river lords in declaring Robb to be [[King in the North]].{{Ref|AGOT|71}}
  
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
 
===''A Clash of Kings''===
During the [[War of the Five Kings]], Tytos sweeps the Lannister forces from the lands of House Blackwood, but the invaders leave [[Blackwood Vale]] a scorched desert.{{ref|ACOK|7}} Maester [[Luwin]] suggests that the widowed [[Donella Hornwood]] marry a Blackwood.{{ref|ACOK|16}} Tytos's second-eldest son, [[Lucas Blackwood]], is one of the highborn companions of Catelyn in the delegation to King [[Renly Baratheon]]'s camp.{{ref|ACOK|22}}
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During the [[War of the Five Kings]], Tytos sweeps the Lannister forces from the lands of House Blackwood, but the invaders leave [[Blackwood Vale]] a scorched desert.{{Ref|ACOK|7}} Maester [[Luwin]] suggests that the widowed [[Donella Hornwood]] marry a Blackwood.{{Ref|ACOK|16}} Tytos's second-eldest son, [[Lucas Blackwood]], is one of the highborn companions of Catelyn in the delegation to King [[Renly Baratheon]]'s camp.{{Ref|ACOK|22}}
  
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
 
===''A Storm of Swords''===
Ser [[Garth Greenfield]] is held captive at Raventree Hall.{{ref|ASOS|Appendix}} Lord Tytos is among the seven nobles who launch Lord [[Hoster Tully]]'s funeral boat at Riverrun.{{ref|ASOS|35}}
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Ser [[Garth Greenfield]] is held captive at Raventree Hall.{{Ref|ASOS|Appendix}} Lord Tytos is among the seven nobles who launch Lord [[Hoster Tully]]'s funeral boat at Riverrun.{{Ref|ASOS|35}}
  
[[Lucas Blackwood]], Tytos's second eldest son, is slain by Ser [[Hosteen Frey]] at the [[Red Wedding]].{{ref|ASOS|51}} After the Brackens surrender to the [[Iron Throne]] and are welcomed back to the king's peace, they attack the Blackwoods, who refuse to yield along with Ser [[Brynden Tully]] and Lord [[Jason Mallister]]. Lord [[Jonos Bracken]] besieges Raventree.{{ref|ASOS|74}}
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[[Lucas Blackwood]], Tytos's second eldest son, is slain by Ser [[Hosteen Frey]] at the [[Red Wedding]].{{Ref|ASOS|51}} After the Brackens surrender to the [[Iron Throne]] and are welcomed back to the king's peace, they attack the Blackwoods, who refuse to yield along with Ser [[Brynden Tully]] and Lord [[Jason Mallister]]. Lord [[Jonos Bracken]] besieges Raventree.{{Ref|ASOS|74}}
  
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
Dead soldiers bearing the colors of House Blackwood have washed up on the [[Quiet Isle]]. According to the [[Elder Brother (Quiet Isle)|Elder Brother]], they are buried next to their Bracken enemies.{{ref|AFFC|31}}
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Dead soldiers bearing the colors of House Blackwood have washed up on the [[Quiet Isle]]. According to the [[Elder Brother (Quiet Isle)|Elder Brother]], they are buried next to their Bracken enemies.{{Ref|AFFC|31}}
  
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
 
===''A Dance with Dragons''===
With the [[Siege of Riverrun|surrender of Riverrun]], Raventree remains the last Stark loyalist stronghold. Jaime Lannister successfully negotiates the [[Siege of Raventree|surrender of Raventree]] with Tytos and takes [[Hoster Blackwood]] as a hostage. Jonos Bracken desires to gain the east bank of the [[Widow's Wash]], from [[Crossbow Ridge]] to [[Rutting Meadow]], [[Grindcorn Mill]], [[Lord's Mill]], [[Muddy Hall]], the [[Ravishment]], [[Battle Valley]], [[Oldforge]], [[Buckle]], [[Blackbuckle]], [[Cairns]], [[Claypool]], [[Mudgrave]], [[Waspwood]], [[Lorgen's Wood]], [[Greenhill]], [[Teats|Missy's Teats]], and [[Honeytree]]. However, Tytos only agrees to transfer [[Woodhedge]], Crossbow Ridge, Buckle, Lord's Mill, and Honeytree.{{ref|ADWD|48}}
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With the [[Siege of Riverrun|surrender of Riverrun]], Raventree remains the last Stark loyalist stronghold. Jaime Lannister successfully negotiates the [[Siege of Raventree|surrender of Raventree]] with Tytos and takes [[Hoster Blackwood]] as a hostage. Jonos Bracken desires to gain the east bank of the [[Widow's Wash]], from [[Crossbow Ridge]] to [[Rutting Meadow]], [[Grindcorn Mill]], [[Lord's Mill]], [[Muddy Hall]], the [[Ravishment]], [[Battle Valley]], [[Oldforge]], [[Buckle]], [[Blackbuckle]], [[Cairns]], [[Claypool]], [[Mudgrave]], [[Waspwood]], [[Lorgen's Wood]], [[Greenhill]], [[Teats|Missy's Teats]], and [[Honeytree]]. However, Tytos only agrees to transfer [[Woodhedge]], Crossbow Ridge, Buckle, Lord's Mill, and Honeytree.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
  
 
==House Blackwood at the end of the third century==
 
==House Blackwood at the end of the third century==
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**[[Bethany Blackwood]], his daughter.
 
**[[Bethany Blackwood]], his daughter.
 
**{[[Robert Blackwood]]}, his sixth son.
 
**{[[Robert Blackwood]]}, his sixth son.
*Unknown brother.{{ref|ADWD|48}}
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*Unknown brother.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
*Unknown brother.{{ref|ADWD|48}}
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*Unknown brother.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
*Unknown sister.{{ref|ADWD|48}}
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*Unknown sister.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
*Two widowed aunts, and various nieces, nephews, and cousins.{{ref|ADWD|48}}
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*Two widowed aunts, and various nieces, nephews, and cousins.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}
  
 
With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:
 
With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is also:
 
*{[[Alyssa Blackwood]]}, the fourth wife of old Lord [[Walder Frey]], and mother to five [[House Frey|Freys]], [[Lothar Frey|Lothar]], [[Jammos Frey|Jammos]], [[Whalen Frey|Whalen]], [[Morya Frey|Morya]] and [[Tyta Frey|Tyta]].
 
*{[[Alyssa Blackwood]]}, the fourth wife of old Lord [[Walder Frey]], and mother to five [[House Frey|Freys]], [[Lothar Frey|Lothar]], [[Jammos Frey|Jammos]], [[Whalen Frey|Whalen]], [[Morya Frey|Morya]] and [[Tyta Frey|Tyta]].
 
  
 
{{Blackwood tree}}
 
{{Blackwood tree}}
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* Unnamed Blackwood who took a [[House Bracken|Bracken]] for husband during a double wedding ceremony organised by Queen [[Visenya Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I}}
 
* Unnamed Blackwood who took a [[House Bracken|Bracken]] for husband during a double wedding ceremony organised by Queen [[Visenya Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I}}
 
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling  in {{Date|79}}, the father of Royce.{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}
 
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling  in {{Date|79}}, the father of Royce.{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}
** [[Royce Blackwood]], a member of House Blackwood during the reign of [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] and suitor of Princess [[Daella Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}
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** [[Royce Blackwood]], a member of House Blackwood during the reign of [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen]] and suitor of Princess [[Daella Targaryen (daughter of Jaehaerys I)|Daella Targaryen]].{{Ref|FAB|The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain}}
 
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|101}}, who supported [[Laenor Velaryon]]'s claim to the [[Iron Throne]] at the [[Great Council]] at [[Harrenhal]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I}}
 
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|101}}, who supported [[Laenor Velaryon]]'s claim to the [[Iron Throne]] at the [[Great Council]] at [[Harrenhal]].{{Ref|TWOIAF|The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I}}
 
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|112}}, father of Samwell and Alysanne.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
 
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|112}}, father of Samwell and Alysanne.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
 
** Lord [[Samwell Blackwood]], his son and successor. The Lord of Raventree Hall at the beginning of the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
 
** Lord [[Samwell Blackwood]], his son and successor. The Lord of Raventree Hall at the beginning of the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{Ref|FAB|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
 
*** Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]], Lord Samwell's son and heir, known as ''"Bloody Ben"'' and Lord of [[Raventree Hall]], who fought in the Dance of the Dragons.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
 
*** Lord [[Benjicot Blackwood]], Lord Samwell's son and heir, known as ''"Bloody Ben"'' and Lord of [[Raventree Hall]], who fought in the Dance of the Dragons.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
** [[Alysanne Blackwood]], known as ''"Black Aly"'', his daughter. She married Lord [[Cregan Stark]] after the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Aegon III}}
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** [[Alysanne Blackwood]], known as ''"Black Aly"'', his daughter. She married Lord [[Cregan Stark]] after the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
 
* [[Robb Rivers]], called ''"Red Robb Rivers"'' and ''"the Bowman of Raventree"'', a bastard of House Blackwood.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
 
* [[Robb Rivers]], called ''"Red Robb Rivers"'' and ''"the Bowman of Raventree"'', a bastard of House Blackwood.{{Ref|TPATQ}}
 
* [[Melissa Blackwood]],{{Ref|ADWD|48}} King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]]'s sixth mistress.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy}}
 
* [[Melissa Blackwood]],{{Ref|ADWD|48}} King [[Aegon IV Targaryen]]'s sixth mistress.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy}}
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** [[Gwenys Rivers]], her second bastard child by Aegon IV.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy}}
 
** [[Gwenys Rivers]], her second bastard child by Aegon IV.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy}}
 
** [[Brynden Rivers]], her youngest bastard child by Aegon IV. Later in life known as ''"Bloodraven"''.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy}}
 
** [[Brynden Rivers]], her youngest bastard child by Aegon IV. Later in life known as ''"Bloodraven"''.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy}}
* Lord [[Quentyn Blackwood]], slain in a tourney during the reign of [[Daeron II Targaryen]].{{ref|thk}}
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* Lord [[Quentyn Blackwood]], slain in a tourney during the reign of [[Daeron II Targaryen]].{{Ref|THK}}
* Ser [[Bennifer Blackwood]], listed as a participant in the [[tourney at Ashford Meadow]] in {{date|209}}.{{ref|thk| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
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* [[Bennifer Blackwood]], listed as a participant in the [[tourney at Ashford Meadow]] in {{Date|209}}.{{Ref|THK| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
* [[Robert Blackwood (209)|Robert Blackwood]], listed as a participant at [[Ashford Meadow]].{{ref|thk| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
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* [[Robert Blackwood (209)|Robert Blackwood]], listed as a participant at [[Ashford Meadow]].{{Ref|THK| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
* [[Roland Blackwood]], listed as a participant at Ashford Meadow.{{ref|thk| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
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* [[Roland Blackwood]], listed as a participant at Ashford Meadow.{{Ref|THK| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
* [[Roger Blackwood]], listed as a participant at Ashford Meadow.{{ref|thk| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
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* [[Roger Blackwood]], listed as a participant at Ashford Meadow.{{Ref|THK| [[The Hedge Knight (comics)|Graphic Novel]]}}
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|211}}, who was part of the army taken to [[Whitewalls]] by [[Brynden Rivers]].{{Ref|TMK}}
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* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|212}}, who was part of the army taken to [[Whitewalls]] by [[Brynden Rivers]].{{Ref|TMK}}
* [[Melantha Blackwood]], wife to Lord [[Willam Stark]], mother of [[Edwyle Stark|Edwyle]] and [[Jocelyn Stark]].{{ref|twoiaf| Appendix: Stark Lineage}}
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* [[Melantha Blackwood]], wife to Lord [[Willam Stark]], mother of [[Edwyle Stark|Edwyle]] and [[Jocelyn Stark]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Appendix: Stark Lineage}}
* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|220}}, Betha's father.{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V}}
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* Unnamed Lord Blackwood ruling in {{Date|220}}, Betha's father.{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V}}
 
** [[Betha Blackwood]], his daughter. The queen consort of King [[Aegon V Targaryen]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Appendix: Targaryen Lineage}}
 
** [[Betha Blackwood]], his daughter. The queen consort of King [[Aegon V Targaryen]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Appendix: Targaryen Lineage}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{quote|We've had a hundred peaces with the [[House Bracken|Brackens]], many sealed with marriages. There's Blackwood blood in every Bracken, and Bracken blood in every Blackwood. [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen|The Old King's]] Peace lasted half a century. But then [[Otho Bracken|some fresh]] [[Quentyn Blackwood|quarrel broke out]], and the old wounds opened and began to bleed again. That's how it always happens, [[Tytos Blackwood|my father]] says. So long as men remember the wrongs done to their forebears, no peace will ever last. So we go on century after century, with us hating the Brackens and them hating us. My father says there will never be an end to it.{{ref|ADWD|48}}|[[Hoster Blackwood]] to [[Jaime Lannister]]}}
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{{Quote|We've had a hundred peaces with the [[House Bracken|Brackens]], many sealed with marriages. There's Blackwood blood in every Bracken, and Bracken blood in every Blackwood. [[Jaehaerys I Targaryen|The Old King's]] Peace lasted half a century. But then [[Otho Bracken|some fresh]] [[Quentyn Blackwood|quarrel broke out]], and the old wounds opened and began to bleed again. That's how it always happens, [[Tytos Blackwood|my father]] says. So long as men remember the wrongs done to their forebears, no peace will ever last. So we go on century after century, with us hating the Brackens and them hating us. My father says there will never be an end to it.{{Ref|ADWD|48}}|[[Hoster Blackwood]] to [[Jaime Lannister]]}}
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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House Blackwood of Raventree Hall
House Blackwood.svg
Coat of arms A flock of ravens surrounding a black shield charged with a dead weirwood, on a scarlet field
(Gules, on an escutcheon sable a dead weirwood tree proper, all within an orle of ravens volant sable)
Seat Raventree Hall
Lord Tytos Blackwood
Region Riverlands
The North (formerly)
Title Lord of Raventree Hall
River king (formerly)
Heir Brynden Blackwood
Overlord House Tully (AGOT)
House Baelish (ADWD)
Cadet Branch House Justman
Founded Age of Heroes[1]
The godswood of Raventree Hall, with its enormous dead weirwood and hundreds of ravens - by Elena María Vacas

House Blackwood of Raventree Hall is an old house from Raventree Hall in the riverlands, one of the main families sworn to House Tully of Riverrun. They once ruled the riverlands as kings during the Age of Heroes.[2] They blazon their arms with a flock of ravens on scarlet surrounding a dead weirwood upon a black escutcheon.[3] Their words have not yet been revealed by George R. R. Martin.[4] House Blackwood rules over wider domains and can field a much larger army than their overlord of House Tully.[5]

Raventree is located in Blackwood Vale north of Riverrun and the Red Fork.[6] Some Blackwoods are buried in the village Cairns, while others are buried beneath the dead weirwood of Raventree.[1]

History

Age of Heroes

The Blackwoods are an ancient house descended of the First Men. Family traditions state they ruled most of the wolfswood before being driven from the North by the Kings of Winter, which Maester Barneby's runic translations support.[7]

The Blackwoods have an old and bitter feud against their neighbor in the riverlands, the Brackens, coming from the Age of Heroes when both houses ruled as kings. According to the Blackwoods, the Brackens were petty lords and horse breeders who hired swords to usurp the Blackwood kings. The Blackwoods believe this occurred five hundred years before the arrival of the Andals, but the True History states it was one thousand years before the Andals.[1]

Andal Riverlands

The Blackwoods and Brackens allied together against the Andal invasion, but they were defeated in the Battle of the Bitter River.[8] The feud was aided by House Bracken's conversion to the Faith of the Seven after the Andal invasion.[9] In contrast, the Blackwoods kept the religion of the old gods, being one of the few houses south of the Neck to do so. The Blackwoods accuse the Brackens of having poisoned the weirwood of Raventree Hall.[1] The Teats, Battle Valley, and the village of Blackbuckle are part of the disputed land. There have been numerous peaces between the Blackwoods and Brackens, many sealed by marriage, but the feud always restarts.[1] Benedict Rivers was a bastard born from both houses who eventually became King Benedict I Justman, with House Justman ruling the riverlands for about three centuries. There were Blackwoods among the many petty kings who disputed the riverlands in the tumultuous century after King Bernarr II Justman's death.[8]

With the support of the Storm King Arlan III Durrandon, Lord Roderick Blackwood rebelled against Humfrey I Teague, King of the Rivers and the Hills. Roderick was killed in the Battle of Six Kings, ending Arlan's attempt to restore the riverlands to the Blackwoods. After the river lords rejected the possibility of being ruled by Roderick's daughter, Shiera Blackwood, Arlan added the riverlands to the realm of the Storm Kings.[8]

When the Kings of the Iron Islands from House Hoare invaded the riverlands three centuries later, Lady Agnes Blackwood led the rivermen's resistance. She was betrayed by Lord Lothar Bracken, however, and then slain by King Harwyn Hoare. The ironborn then conquered the riverlands from the Storm King, Arrec Durrandon.[8]

Targaryen Era

House Blackwood aided Aegon the Conquerer during his War of Conquest and rebelled against Harwyn's grandson, King Harren the Black of Harrenhal.[10] The Blackwoods and Brackens had been weakened by a private war a decade before the rebellion, however, and Aegon granted the new title of Lord Paramount of the Trident to Lord Edmyn Tully of Riverrun.[8]

Lord Blackwood supported the claim of Laenor Velaryon in the Great Council of 101 AC, but the council ultimately chose Viserys Targaryen as the heir of Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[11] A Blackwood fought a duel with a Bracken over Rhaenyra Targaryen in 112 AC, but the princess eventually wed Ser Laenor.[12] The Blackwoods supported the blacks of Rhaenyra during the Dance of the Dragons. Lord Benjicot Blackwood and Red Robb Rivers, the Bowman of Raventree, participated in the Battle by the Lakeshore. Lord Ben had one of his best archers, Billy Burley, mercy kill the dragon Tessarion after the Second Battle of Tumbleton.[13] After the civil war ended, "Black Aly" Blackwood, Bloody Ben's aunt, married Lord Cregan Stark in return for allowing King Aegon II Targaryen's pardon of Lord Corlys Velaryon to stand.[14]

Lady Melissa Blackwood was the sixth mistress of King Aegon IV Targaryen and the mother of three Great Bastards, Mya, Gwenys, and Brynden Rivers, the last of whom became known as Lord Bloodraven.[15]

Ser Otho Bracken, the Brute of Bracken, slew Lord Quentyn Blackwood in a tourney at King's Landing three years before the tourney at Ashford Meadow, reinvigorating the old feud.[16] Bennifer, Robert, Roland, and Roger Blackwood participated at Ashford. Ser Steffon Fossoway considered convincing Otho or the Blackwoods to fight for Dunk at the trial of seven, but decided it would be impossible to make them fight on the same side.[16] When Lord Bracken lay dying, Septon Sefton explained that Otho would inherit and the Blackwoods would not suffer him, meaning war. The then-Hand of the King, Lord Bloodraven, was half-Blackwood, so he was unlikely to stop it.[17] When Lord Bloodraven marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, among the river lords who came in support was Lord Blackwood. Ser Eustace Osgrey boasted that in the past members of important families married Osgreys, citing Blackwoods as one of the examples.[17] The queen consort of King Aegon V Targaryen was "Black Betha" Blackwood.[18]

Lords Blackwood and Bracken came to Riverrun when Lysa Tully was young to put their feud before Lord Hoster Tully's judgment.[19]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

After Ser Jaime Lannister defeats the river lords and captures Ser Edmure Tully, Lord Tytos Blackwood leads the survivors back to Riverrun. The duty of defending the castle during the siege falls to him. With Tytos absent, Raventree Hall surrenders to the Lannisters.[20] Tytos is named among the nobles whom King Joffrey I Baratheon insists must swear their loyalty or be declared traitors.[21]

When Robb Stark attacks the Lannister camps outside Riverrun, Tytos leads the sortie that attacks their rear and frees Edmure. Lord Blackwood and his feathered cloak are seen by Catelyn Stark in the godswood of Riverrun, praying with her son to the old gods after their victory. At the war council at Riverrun, Tytos urges to continue fighting the Lannisters and march against Lord Tywin Lannister at Harrenhal. He joins the other river lords in declaring Robb to be King in the North.[22]

A Clash of Kings

During the War of the Five Kings, Tytos sweeps the Lannister forces from the lands of House Blackwood, but the invaders leave Blackwood Vale a scorched desert.[23] Maester Luwin suggests that the widowed Donella Hornwood marry a Blackwood.[24] Tytos's second-eldest son, Lucas Blackwood, is one of the highborn companions of Catelyn in the delegation to King Renly Baratheon's camp.[25]

A Storm of Swords

Ser Garth Greenfield is held captive at Raventree Hall.[26] Lord Tytos is among the seven nobles who launch Lord Hoster Tully's funeral boat at Riverrun.[27]

Lucas Blackwood, Tytos's second eldest son, is slain by Ser Hosteen Frey at the Red Wedding.[28] After the Brackens surrender to the Iron Throne and are welcomed back to the king's peace, they attack the Blackwoods, who refuse to yield along with Ser Brynden Tully and Lord Jason Mallister. Lord Jonos Bracken besieges Raventree.[29]

A Feast for Crows

Dead soldiers bearing the colors of House Blackwood have washed up on the Quiet Isle. According to the Elder Brother, they are buried next to their Bracken enemies.[30]

A Dance with Dragons

With the surrender of Riverrun, Raventree remains the last Stark loyalist stronghold. Jaime Lannister successfully negotiates the surrender of Raventree with Tytos and takes Hoster Blackwood as a hostage. Jonos Bracken desires to gain the east bank of the Widow's Wash, from Crossbow Ridge to Rutting Meadow, Grindcorn Mill, Lord's Mill, Muddy Hall, the Ravishment, Battle Valley, Oldforge, Buckle, Blackbuckle, Cairns, Claypool, Mudgrave, Waspwood, Lorgen's Wood, Greenhill, Missy's Teats, and Honeytree. However, Tytos only agrees to transfer Woodhedge, Crossbow Ridge, Buckle, Lord's Mill, and Honeytree.[1]

House Blackwood at the end of the third century

The known Blackwoods during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tytos
 
Unknown
wife
 
Son
 
Son
 
Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brynden
 
Lucas
 
Hoster
 
Edmund
 
Alyn
 
Bethany
 
Robert


Historical Members

Quotes

We've had a hundred peaces with the Brackens, many sealed with marriages. There's Blackwood blood in every Bracken, and Bracken blood in every Blackwood. The Old King's Peace lasted half a century. But then some fresh quarrel broke out, and the old wounds opened and began to bleed again. That's how it always happens, my father says. So long as men remember the wrongs done to their forebears, no peace will ever last. So we go on century after century, with us hating the Brackens and them hating us. My father says there will never be an end to it.[1]

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime I.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Riverlands.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
  4. So Spake Martin: Canadian Signing Tour (Toronto), January 09, 2006
  5. Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  6. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, map of Westeros.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The North.
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.
  9. So Spake Martin: Blackwood-Bracken Feud and Coinage, August 13, 2003
  10. So Spake Martin: Chicon 7 Reading, September 02, 2012
  11. The World of Ice & Fire, Jaehaerys I.
  12. The Rogue Prince.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 The Princess and the Queen.
  14. The World of Ice & Fire, Aegon III.
  15. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 The Hedge Knight.
  17. 17.0 17.1 The Sworn Sword.
  18. 18.0 18.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon V.
  19. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
  20. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 56, Tyrion VII.
  21. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
  22. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
  23. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
  24. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
  25. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  26. A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
  27. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
  28. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
  29. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 74, Arya XIII.
  30. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
  31. 31.0 31.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  32. 32.0 32.1 Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  34. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  35. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  36. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 The World of Ice & Fire, The nine mistresses of Aegon IV, the Unworthy.
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 38.3 The Hedge Knight, Graphic Novel.
  39. The Mystery Knight.
  40. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Stark Lineage.
  41. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.