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House Lothston of Harrenhal
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Coat of arms Party per bend argent and or, a bat displayed sable
Seat Harrenhal
Lord Extinct
Region The Riverlands
Title Lord of Harrenhal
Overlord House Tully
Died out After 212 AL

House Lothston of Harrenhal is an extinct house of the Riverlands. They held Harrenhal until 3 or 4 generations before the events in the books and were a powerful House which once loomed large in the histories of the Seven Kingdoms. [1]

Their arms were a black bat on a field divided bendwise, silver and gold.[2][3]

About

The Lothstons always had a bad reputation. According to Ser Eustace Osgrey, Manfred Lothston betrayed Daemon Blackfyre. [4]

Lady Danelle Lothston was said to send giant bats out to capture children for her cookpots, and a mad Lady Lothston (possibly Danelle) is said to have bathed in blood and feasted on flesh.[5]

The last Lothston was killed with the help of an ancestor of Ser Illifer the Penniless in unknown circumstances.[6] After the line ended the lordship of Harrenhal was given to House Whent.

Ben Blackthumb had worked as a boy for Lord Lothston (and for the grandfather and father of Lady Whent. [7]

The Lothston house at the end of third century

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

  • Jon Lothston, an exile serving with the Golden Company. He may or not be genuinely of House Lothston, in the free companies a man can call himself whatever he chooses.

Historical Lothstons

References in the books

Dunk and Egg

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Ben Blackthumb smithed for the last Lord of House Lothston.
  • House Lothston was wiped out during the lifetime of the great-great grandfather of Ser Illifer the Penniless.
  • The house was known for black deeds.
  • Ser Jaime Lannister used a shield found in the armory of Harrenhal with the arms of House Lothston on his ride back to King's Landing.
  • The Lothstons had held Harrenhal before House Whent.
  • House Lothston had been a powerful family in its day.
  • Lord Lucas and his son Manfryd were renown for their black deeds.
  • An old story told to misbehaving children was that on moonless nights, bats would fly out from Harrenhal and carry the bad children back to Mad Danelle.
  • Petyr Baelish uses the extinction of House Lothston as an example of the fate of those who claim to own Harrenhal.
  • Ser Jaime remembers the stories of Lady Lothston who bathed in tubs of blood and had feasts of human flesh.

Other Sources

References and Notes