Tytos Blackwood

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Tytos Blackwood
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Title Lord of Raventree Hall
Allegiance House Blackwood
Born At Raventree Hall[1]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Tytos Blackwood is Lord of Raventree Hall and head of House Blackwood, a noble house of the riverlands.


Tytos has a close-cropped salt-and-pepper beard, a hook nose,[2] and long hair.[3] He is tall and thin[3] and often wears a magnificent raven-feather cloak. At the start of the War of the Five Kings his armor is bright yellow and inlaid with jet in elaborate vine-and-leaf patterns.[2] Later in the war he wears burnished scarlet armor which features in silver inlay the dead weirwood tree of Raventree Hall surrounded by onyx ravens taking flight.[3] He is noted to be a skilled warrior and friend of the Starks of Winterfell.[4]

Recent Events

Tytos Blackwood by Wibben. © Fantasy Flight Games.

A Game of Thrones

Lord Tytos fights at the Battle of Riverrun, leading the remnants of the riverlands force back within the walls of Riverrun.[5] During the Battle of the Camps, he leads a sortie from the castle that takes the middle Lannister camp in the rear and rescues Ser Edmure Tully.[6] After the victory, he, being a follower of the old gods, joins Robb Stark in praying in the godswood of Riverrun. During the war council afterward, Lord Tytos is seated as far as possible from his rival, Lord Jonos Bracken. Tytos suggests pressing against the Lannisters by joining with Lord Roose Bolton's host and marching against Harrenhal. He joins the other river lords in declaring Robb to be King in the North.[2]

A Clash of Kings

While Lord Tytos has been with the Tully army, his lands have been overrun by westermen. Given leave by King Robb to do so, Tytos sweeps the Lannisters off his lands, but is left with nothing but a desert and his keep, Raventree Hall.[7]

A Storm of Swords

Lord Tytos is among the seven nobles who launch the funeral boat of Lord Hoster Tully.[8]

A Feast for Crows

After the Red Wedding, the old enemies of the Blackwoods, House Bracken, re-swear fealty to the Iron Throne and attack Blackwood lands. After the fall of Riverrun, Raventree Hall becomes the last Stark loyalist stronghold in the south. There, Lord Tytos and his men hold out against Lord Jonos Bracken. Lord Karyl Vance implores Ser Jaime Lannister to go to Raventree to end the siege.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Jaime Lannister arrives at Blackwood Vale to resolve the Siege of Raventree. Despite running low on supplies, Tytos refuses to surrender to his rival, Jonos Bracken, saying he will yield only to the king. Meeting with Jaime in his solar at Raventree, Tytos surrenders to the Iron Throne. He agrees to give up some land to House Bracken, although less than Jonos desired, and to send some gold and silver to the Iron Throne. Tytos convinces Jaime to take one of his sons, Hoster, as a hostage, rather than his only daughter, Bethany. During the parley with Jaime, Tytos states that Lord Walder Frey's fourth wife Alyssa was a Blackwood, but kinship and guest right count for little at the Twins. His second son, Lucas, was slain as a guest at the Red Wedding, and Tytos requests to Jaime that Lucas's bones be returned so he can see him decently buried beneath Raventree's weirwood, which Jaime agrees to.[3]



Quotes by Tytos

My hall might lack for food, but never for courtesy.[3]

- Tytos to Jaime Lannister

Quotes about Tytos

When did Blackwood and Bracken agree about anything that was not certain, I ask you?[10]

- Edmure Tully to Catelyn Tully

Every Blackwood is a turncloak.[3]

- Jonos Bracken to Jaime Lannister

Some might say that Lord Blackwood has been more honorable.[3]

- Jaime Lannister comparing Tytos to Jonos Bracken