|Coat of arms||
Ten black pellets, on a scarlet field|
(Gules, ten pellets, 4, 3, 2, 1)
The greatest member of the house was Ser Criston Cole, the son of the steward at Blackhaven, the seat of House Dondarrion. Criston became the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard under Viserys I Targaryen. Although Viserys had wanted his successor to be Rhaenyra Targaryen, Criston placed Aegon II Targaryen on the Iron Throne and began the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. For that Criston was named the Kingmaker.
A Dance with Dragons
House Cole at the end of third century
The known Coles during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Will Cole, an exile serving with the Golden Company.
- Dick Cole, an exile serving with the Golden Company.
- Ser Criston Cole, the Kingmaker, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard under Viserys I Targaryen and Aegon II Targaryen.