|Coat of arms||undy green, white, and yellow|
|Overlord||House Baelish of Harrenhal|
House Butterwell is a noble house of the Riverlands. Their blazon is undy green, white, and yellow. House Butterwell is a rich house with extensive lands though its main incomes from milk. They once had a castle called Whitewalls.
The Butterwell House at the end of the third century
The known Butterwells during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- no member has appeared yet.
References in the books
Dunk and Egg
- Lord Ambrose Butterwell was the Hand of the King for Daeron II at the beginning of the Blackfyre Rebellion.
- He performed so poorly that some thought he was in league with Daemon Blackfyre.
- Lord Ambrose was replaced by Lord Hayford as Hand of the King.
- House Butterwell attempted to keep one foot in each camp during the Blackfyre Rebellion.
- Lord Ambrose's eldest son fought for Daeron while his second son fought for Daemon. Both of them died at the Battle of the Redgrass Field. His youngest son died of the Great Spring Sickness.
- House Butterwell's stronghold in the time of Aerys I was Whitewalls.
- House Butterwell was said to have the best wines outside of the Arbor. It is a wealthy house.
- Lord Ambrose's grandfather was also a Hand of the King.
- The wealth of House Butterwell comes from milk.
- Aegon IV gave a dragon's egg to Lord Ambrose's grandfather after staying a night at the old family castle. Lord Butterwell had three young daughters and by the next day all three had royal bastards on the way according to the stories.
- Lord Ambrose held a tourney at Whitewalls, which became the setting for the Second Blackfyre Rebellion.
A Song of Ice and Fire
- Lord Butterwell was a Hand of the King. He was renowned for his wit.
References and notes
- The Mystery Knight, Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, page 265 of 251-394.
- The Mystery Knight
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
- The Mystery Knight
- The Sworn Sword, Legends II, ISBN 0-345-45644-0, page 104 of 73-152.
- The Mystery Knight, Warriors 1, ISBN 978-0-7653-6026-7, page 266 of 251-394.