House Horpe

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House Horpe
House Horpe.svg
Coat of arms Per chevron engrailed grey and bone, three death's head moths counterchanged
(Per chevron engrailed cendrée and argent, three death's head moths counterchanged)
Region Stormlands
Overlord House Baratheon

House Horpe is a noble house from the Stormlands. According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with per chevron engrailed grey and bone, three death's head moths countercharged.[1] Their words are not known.

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

Although the course of their lord is unknown, Ser Richard Horpe remains in Stannis's service after the Battle of the Blackwater, and is among the knights known as the queen's men. Ser Richard and Ser Justin Massey had dragged Stannis away from the Battle of the Blackwater to save his life.[citation needed]

During the battle beneath the Wall, the wildling Dormund is killed by a knight with moths on his shield.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

Ser Richard becomes one of Stannis's principal sworn swords, acting as his second-in-command during his northern campaign.[citation needed]

The Winds of Winter

Richard is still with Stannis during their march towards Winterfell.[3]

House Horpe at the end of the third century

The known Horpes during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Historical Members


  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Stormlands
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 53, Jon XI.
  3. The Winds of Winter, Theon's sample chapter, made available on GRRM's website as of Dec 28th, 2011
  4. The Sons of the Dragon.