House Lefford

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House Lefford of the Golden Tooth
House Lefford.svg
Coat of arms A golden inverted pile on a sky-blue field, a yellow sun in the first
(Bleu celeste, a pile reversed or, in canton a sun-in-splendor of the same)
Seat Golden Tooth
Lord Lady Alysanne Lefford
Region westerlands
Title Lady of the Golden Tooth
Overlord House Lannister
Founded coming of the Andals

House Lefford of the Golden Tooth is one of the principal houses sworn to House Lannister of Casterly Rock.[1] The seat of the House is the Golden Tooth. The castle controls the main entrance to the westerlands from the east.[2]

House Lefford blazons its arms with a golden inverted pile on sky blue, a sun left in the sky.[3][4]

History

House Lefford was formed by the union of an Andal warlord with a noblewoman of the First Men. The Leffords presumably received the Golden Tooth when Cerion Lannister, the King of the Rock, conquered the area.[4]

Rhaena Targaryen and her dragon, Dreamfyre, briefly stayed at the Golden Tooth with the Leffords in 51 AC.[5]

The Leffords sided with the greens in the Dance of the Dragons. Lord Humfrey Lefford took command of the westermen host after the deaths of Lord Jason Lannister and Ser Adrian Tarbeck, but Humfrey was killed in the Battle by the Lakeshore.[6]

During the First Blackfyre Rebellion, House Lefford remained loyal to House Targaryen. Lord Lefford was slain outside of Lannisport by Ser Quentyn Ball.[7]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Leo Lefford is in charge of the stores and supplies of Lord Tywin Lannister's army. Leo rides in the center of the Lannister army during the battle on the Green Fork.[8]

A Clash of Kings

King Robb Stark's direwolf, Grey Wind, finds a secret path bypassing the defenses of the Golden Tooth. His army uses the goat track to invade the westerlands. The Lefford colors are seen by Arya Stark leaving Harrenhal with Tywin's army. Lord Lefford dies in the Battle of the Fords.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Lady Alysanne Lefford succeeds Leo as head of House Lefford.[10]

House Lefford at the end of the third century

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

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:

Historical members

References

  1. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 33, Catelyn IV.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
  5. Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The Mystery Knight.
  8. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 62, Tyrion VIII.
  9. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  11. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Lannister Lineage.