House Toyne

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House Toyne
House Toyne.svg
Fly High, Fly Far
Coat of arms A black winged heart, on a gold field, within a black embattled border
(Or, a heart with wings within a bordure embattled sable)
Head Extinct
Region Stormlands
Overlord House Baratheon
Died out 281 AC in Westeros
296 AC in Essos

House Toyne was a noble house from the stormlands. According to semi-canon sources, they blazoned their arms with a winged heart, black on gold, within a black bordure embattled.[1] Their words are "Fly High, Fly Far".[2]


Ser Terrence Toyne was a knight of the Kingsguard who fell in love with Bethany Bracken, a mistress of King Aegon IV Targaryen. When the king found them abed he had Terrence dismembered piece by piece, while Bethany was forced to watch before meeting her own death. Terrence's two brothers sought vengeance, but were themselves slain by Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. These series of actions led to the downfall of House Toyne.[3]

Simon Toyne was the leader of the Kingswood Brotherhood. Ser Barristan Selmy killed Simon while rescuing Lady Jeyne Swann and her septa from the outlaw band. According to a semi-canon source, Barristan misremembered Simon being the mystery knight that attended a tourney at Storm's End.[4]

The last known member of the family was Ser Myles Toyne, a captain-general of the exiled Golden Company in Essos.[5]

Historical Toynes

Historical members of House Toyne include:


  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Stormlands
  2. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.
  4. So Spake Martin: Some Continuity Oddities
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.