House Flint of Flint's Finger

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House Flint of Flint's Finger
House Flint of Flint's Finger.svg
Coat of arms A grey stone hand upon a white inverted pall on paly black and grey
(Paly sable and cendrée on a pall inverted argent a hand couped of the second)
Seat Flint's Finger
Head Unknown
Region North

House Flint of Flint's Finger is a noble house from Flint's Finger in the southwest of the north. They are probably less powerful than the Flints of Widow's Watch.[1]

Their arms are revered to as "the stone hand of House Flint of Flint's Finger" in A Dance with Dragons,[2] but no full description of their arms nor their words appear in the text. According to a semi-canon source they blazon their banner as a grey stone hand upon a white inverted pall on paly black and grey.[3]


It is suggested that the Night's King was a Flint, among the many possibilities. Lord Commander Rodrik Flint is regarded as one of the worst commanders of the Night's Watch, for trying to make himself King-Beyond-the-Wall. One of the dark legends surrounding the Nightfort is the rape and murder of brave young Danny Flint.[4][5]

A branch of House Flint held the Wolf's Den for a century after the extinction of the Greystarks.[6]

Timotty Snow, the Bastard of Flint's Finger, founded the Wolf Pack with Hallis Hornwood after the Dance of the Dragons.[7]

When he was only ten years old, Balon Greyjoy scaled the Flint Cliffs to the Blind Lord's haunted tower.[8]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

After Robb Stark calls his banners, Maester Luwin explains that while some houses (such as the Karstarks, Boltons, Hornwoods and Umbers) gather at the winter town, others such as the Lords Manderly and Flint are waiting to join him along the kingsroad.[9] Since House Flint of Widow's Watch is ruled by a lady, the passage probably refers to the Lord of Flint's Finger.

A Clash of Kings

The Flints are reported to have ties to House Hornwood through the female line, though A Clash of Kings does not specify which branch.[10]

When Theon Greyjoy studies the banners from the northern lords preparing to attack Winterfell through Maester Luwin's Myrish lens tube, he sees some of House Flint, though not as many as from other houses.[11]

A Dance with Dragons

The Flints of Flint's Finger swear allegiance to Lord Roose Bolton, the new Warden of the North. Their stone hand sigil is seen at Barrow Hall when Roose gathers his bannermen[2] and at Winterfell for the wedding of Ramsay Bolton to "Arya Stark".[12] A Flint crossbowman is found with a broken skull in Winterfell's stable.[13]

House Flint of Flint's Finger at the end of the third century

The possible Flints of Flint's Finger during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Historical Members


  1. The Citadel: House Flint of Widow's Watch
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: the North
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 55, Jon VII.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran IV.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
  7. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
  9. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 53, Bran VI.
  10. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
  11. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
  12. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
  13. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.