House Farwynd of the Lonely Light

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House Farwynd of the Lonely Light
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Coat of arms Per fess wavy crested orange upon setting sun gules a longship sable; sable
Seat Lonely Light
Lord Gylbert Farwynd
Region Iron Islands
Heir Gyles Farwynd
Overlord House Greyjoy

House Farwynd of the Lonely Light is a noble house from the Iron Islands. It is a cadet branch of the main Farwynd house. Their lands lie on the Lonely Light, an island eight days sail to the northwest of Great Wyk. They blazon their arms with per fesse: below a black sea with crested line, a black longship, outlined against the setting sun, dark red on orange.[1][2]

Some claim that the Farwynds from Lonely Light are skinchangers with the ability to turn into seals, walruses and other creatures from the sea.[3]

The Farwynd of the Lonely Light House at the end of the third century

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

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Lord Gylbert put forth his name at the kingsmoot, supported by his sons as his champions. He promised to lead the ironborn to lands beyond the Sunset Sea where every man would be a king and every wife a queen. His gifts were considered poor, his words mad, and his claim was dismissed quickly.
  • The lands of the house lie eight days sail from Great Wyk among rookeries and ocean.

References and Notes

  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Iron Islands
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 19, The Drowned Man