|Founder||Jonquil Darke (possibly)|
House Darke is a house from the crownlands. They are said to be distant kin to the extinct Darklyns of Duskendale.
Jonquil Darke, known as the Scarlet Shadow, was the first known Darke. Being the bastard daughter of Lord Darklyn, it is possible she was the founder of the house. She became a sworn shield of Queen Alysanne Targaryen and dueled a wildling woman at the court of Lord Theomore Manderly when Alysanne visited White Harbor.
The Darkes sided with the blacks in the Dance of the Dragons. Ser Harrold Darke was killed at Dragonstone in defense of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen.
A Feast for Crows
The servant with a liver-colored birthmark who assists Brienne of Tarth at the Seven Swords in Duskendale claims she is a Darke by birth.
House Darke at the end of the third century
The known Darkes during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- A servant at the Seven Swords, claiming to be a Darke by birth.
- Jonquil Darke, a warrior woman and sworn shield to Queen Alysanne Targaryen.
- Ser Harrold Darke, a member of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen's Queensguard.