House Fossoway of New Barrel
|House Fossoway of New Barrel|
|Coat of arms||Or, an apple vert|
|Lord||Ser Jon Fossoway|
|Title||the Knight of New Barrel|
They are commonly referred as the green-apple Fossoways, to differentiate them from the original branch of the house, the red apple Fossoways from Cider Hall. The location of New Barrel is unknown, although it is possible that the lands of the green apples are adjacent to the lands of the red ones.
Raymun Fossoway, who was knighted minutes before the battle by Ser Lyonel Baratheon, fought for his friend Ser Duncan the Tall. To differentiate himself from his cousin fighting for the other side, he painted the apple on his shield in green, playing at Ser Steffon's oft-repeated jape that he was "still green". He stated that he preferred to be green than rotten.
It is unknown how the green house branch prospered after the Ashford Tourney, but approximately a century afterwards its strength was comparable to the main branch.
The Fossoways from New Barrel at the end of the third century
The known Fossoways from the green apple branch during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Jon Fossoway, the Knight of New Barrel. A genial man.
- Janna Tyrell, his wife. Lord Mace Tyrell's sister.
With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch of the house there is:
- Leonette Fossoway, married to Garlan Tyrell, who could be either from the red or the green apple branches of the house.
References in the books
Dunk & Egg
- Ser Raymun Fossoway, the founder of the house, painted his apple green for the first time, when he replaced his cousin Ser Steffon in Ser Duncan the Tall's seven in the Trial of Seven.
A Song of Ice and Fire
- Ser Arnell, a knight of the Night's Watch, is the son of an unnamed green-apple Fossoway.
- The banners of the green-apple Fossoways are spotted beneath the walls of Bitterbridge by Catelyn Tully.
- During the feast with Renly's army at Bitterbridge, Catelyn is placed between Lord Mathis Rowan and Ser Jon Fossoway, whom she considers genial.
- Both branches of House Fossoway turn to Stannis Baratheon after Renly's death. Ser Cortnay Penrose acknowledges Ser Jon of the green-apple Fossoways and Ser Bryan Fossoway of the red during his parley with Stannis.
- During Stannis's siege of Storm's End, Ser Cortnay Penrose's lieutenant was Lord Elwood Meadows, a green boy of twenty cousin to the Fossoways who immediately surrendered the castle after Penrose's death.
- The banner of the green-apple Fossoways was spotted in Stannis Baratheon's van as it approached King's Landing.
- During the Battle of the Blackwater, Lothor Brune cut his way through half a hundred Fossoway men-at-arms to capture Ser Jon from the green apple and slay Ser Bryan and Ser Edwyd of the red, earning the name Lothor Apple-Eater.
- Ser Jon Fossoway was one of the highborn prisoners that were presented to Joffrey after the Blackwater and bent their knee.
- Tyrion Lannister observes Ser Jon and his wife at Joffrey's wedding. The woman was pregnant, and he would kiss her often and caress her stomach.
- Janna Tyrell, married to Ser Jon, was one of the companions of Margaery Tyrell at her court in King's Landing, and often went hawking with her and Merry Crane.
- Brienne of Tarth spots the green apple badge of House Fossoway among those that had been collected from the dead after the Battle of Duskendale.
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