House Tarth

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House Tarth
Coat of arms Yellow suns on rose quartered with white crescents on azure
Seat Evenfall Hall
Lord Lord Selwyn of Tarth
Region Stormlands, Island of Tarth
Title the Evenstar
Heir Brienne of Tarth
Overlord Renly Baratheon

House Tarth of Evenfall Hall is a noble house that rule the island of Tarth, a beautiful island north of the Shipbreaker Bay that controls the Straits of Tarth between the island and the continent. It's called the Sapphire Island for the blue of its waters.

Their blazon is quartered with yellow suns on rose and white crescents and azure.

The Tarth House at the end of the third century

The known Tarths during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

  • Lord Selwyn of Tarth: Lord of Evenhall Hall. Called the Evenstar.
    • Brienne of Tarth: His daughter. An ugly, big and strong maid. Mocked as Brienne the Beauty.
    • Galladon: His son. He died as a boy of drowning.
    • Arianne: His daughter. She died as an infant.
    • Alysanne: His daughter. She died as an infant.

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

  • Ser Endrew Tarth: A black brother of the Night Watch.

References in the books

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Ser Endrew Tarth, stationed in the Shadow Tower, is recalled to Castle Black to train the new recruits as Master at Arms after Alliser Thorne is sent away.
  • The Tarths declared for Renly during the War of the Five Kings. When Stannis sent Davos Seaworth to rally the Stormlords, they only agreed to a midnight meeting in a grove.
  • Ser Endrew is described as gentler teacher than Ser Alliser, but still demanding.
  • Brienne of Tarth won the meleé at Bitterbridge, defeating Ser Alyn Connington and Ser Loras Tyrell. As a reward King Renly granted her a place in his Rainbow Guard.
  • In Renly's camp, Brienne is continously mocked. Some of the young knights waged who would be the first to get her maidenhead.
  • Brienne was helping Renly to don his armor when he was murdered by a shadow. She fled with Catelyn Tully to Riverrun.
  • Brienne sworn her sword to Catelyn Tully.
  • Following Catelyn's orders, Brienne escapes with Jaime and Cleos from Riverrun. She plays a significant part in Jaime's storyline.
  • Ser Endrew Tarth dies fighting the Wildings at the Bridge of Skulls.
  • Brienne is entrusted by Jaime to look for Catelyn's daughters, and gives her a Valyrian steel sword named Oathkeeper.
  • While following Arya's track, Brienne is captured by the Brothership without Banners and sentenced to death by the revived Catelyn Tully.