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Sortments and Houses
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SORTMENTS AND HOUSES
This post has been edited by Asha Greyjoy on Mar 8 2013, 04:03 PM
House Stark of Winterfell is the principal noble house in North; many lesser houses are sworn to them. Their seat is Winterfell. Their sigil is a grey direwolf on a field of white, and their words are "Winter Is Coming."
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is the principal house of the Westerlands. Their principal seat is Casterly Rock. Their sigil is a golden lion on a field of crimson, and their words are "Hear Me Roar!" Their unofficial motto, just as well known, states, "A Lannister always pays his debts."
House Baratheon of Storm's End is the principal house in the Stormlands. Its seat is Storm's End. Its sigil is a crowned black stag on a field of gold. Their words are Ours is the Fury.
House Targaryen is a noble family of Valyrian descent that escaped the Doom. They lived for centuries on the island of Dragonstone until Aegon Targaryen and his sisters rode their dragons to the conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. House Targaryen ruled as the Kings of Westeros for nearly 300 years, until expelled by Robert's Rebellion. Their seats were the capital city of King's Landing and the island castle of Dragonstone. Their sigil is a three-headed dragon breathing flames, red on black. The three-headed dragon allegedly represents Aegon the Conqueror and his two sisters, Rhaenys and Visenya. Their house words are "Fire and Blood."
House Tully of Riverrun is the principal house in the Riverlands and rule the region as Lords of the Trident. Their seat is Riverrun. They are an old line dating back to the Age of Heroes as Lords of Riverrun but never ruled as kings. Their sigil is a silver trout leaping on a blue and red striped field, and their words are "Family, Duty, Honor."
House Arryn of the Eyrie is the principal noble house in the Vale. Their main seat is the Eyrie, but they have many other holdings. Their sigil is a white moon-and-falcon on a sky-blue field, and their words are "As High as Honor." Their line dates back to the old Andal nation that invaded Westeros. Usually marrying other Andal nobles, House Arryn to this day has the purest line of Andal nobility
House Mormont of Bear Island is an old house from the North, proud and honorable. Long in service of House Stark, they were given the lordship over Bear Island after Rodrik Stark supposedly won it in a wrestling match. Their blazon is a a black bear over a green wood. Their motto has not appeared in the books, but in a semi-canon source it is stated as "Here We Stand". House Mormont is one of the poorer of the noble Houses due to Bear Island's lack of valuable resources.
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House Tyrell of Highgarden is the principal noble house in the Reach, many lesser houses are sworn to them. They are an ancient seat of rule and the heart of chivalry in the Seven Kingdoms, their seat is at Highgarden. Their sigil is a golden rose on a green field, and their words are "Growing Strong."
House Nymeros Martell of Sunspear is the ruling house of Dorne, 'Nymeros' indicates "of the line of Nymeria", while Sunspear refers to their seat of power, Generally it is simply called House Martell. The house sigil is a gold spear piercing a red sun, and their motto is, "Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken."
House Greyjoy, is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Ironborn and the Iron Islands, a harsh and bleak collection of forbidding islands off the west coast of Westeros, from the castle of Pyke. Their sigil is a golden kraken on a black field, and their house motto is "We Do Not Sow."
House Frey of the Crossing is a noble house of the Riverlands. Their main seat is the Twins, a pair of castles on each back of the Green Fork of the Trident that serves as a vital bridge across the river. The lord of the house is called the Lord of the Crossing. The strategic location of the Twins has allowed the house to become quite wealthy. Under their current lord, Walder Frey, they have grown greatly in both size and power. Their sigil is two blue towers united by a bridge on silver-grey, representing the Twins. Their motto is unknown.
House Clegane is sworn to House Lannister. The first knight of House Clegane was kennelmaster at Casterly Rock until he saved Lord Tytos Lannister from a lion and lost a leg in the effort. As a reward, Lord Tytos gave him lands and a towerhouse and took his son as his squire. Their sigil is three dogs on a yellow field; the three dogs represent the dogs that died saving Lord Tytos.
House Umber of the Last Hearth is a noble house sworn to Winterfell and House Stark. Their seat is the Last Hearth in the far north, just south of the Wall. Their sigil is a roaring giant, brown-haired and wearing a skin, with broken silver chains, on flame-red .
A knight is a member of a warrior tradition that is heavily interwoven in the feudal culture of the Seven Kingdoms and the Faith of the Seven. Knights occupy a social standing between that of lords and smallfolk. Contrary to the nobility, this state is not hereditary, it is possible for the base-born to become knights. Knights are referred to with the title “Ser”.
Lords would be classed as all men from and associated with noble houses that are not listed in the above categories.
Ladies would be classed as all women from and associated with noble houses that are not listed in the above categories.
The Kingsguard, also known as the 'White Swords', are the royal bodyguards of the Iron Throne. Supposedly the finest knights in the Seven Kingdoms, Sworn to protect their king and his family with their own lives, to obey his commands, and to keep his secrets. They are sworn for life and are forbidden from owning land, taking a wife and fathering children.
The City Watch of King's Landing, also known as the Gold Cloaks, are the formal defenders of the city of King's Landing and the enforces of the law, sworn only to the Crown.
The Night's Watch is the military order, which is dedicated to holding the Wall, the immense fortification which on the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms; and defending the realms of man from what lies North of the wall. The order foundation dates back to the Age of Heroes, at the time when the Others were pushed back. The men of Night's Watch wear only black. When the recruits are considered ready to "take the black", they have to take the vows, either in a sept if they are of the Faith of the Seven, or before a heart tree if they follow the Old Gods of the Forest. This vow binds a man to the Nights Watch
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The Dothraki people are a culture of nomadic warriors who range across the vast grasslands of the Dothraki Sea in hordes known as khalasars. The Dothraki are large people, copper skined and have dark almond eyes, with black hair. They live in tribes called khalasars, each led by a khal, a mighty warrior who rules over his people. Khalasars are broken into groups, called khas, which are each led by one of the khal's captains, called khos. When a khal dies, a new khal may take control of the khalasar or the khas may break away and form new khalasars led by their former khos. Dothraki are expert riders and their horses are of prime importance in their culture, used for food, transportation, raw materials, and warfare.
Free Citizens are all from the various countries and cultures within the eastern continent of Essos.
The maesters are an order of scholars, healers and scientists who are trained at a school called the Citadel. The maesters are scholars, scientists, learned advisors to the nobility, and occasionally pseudo-religious researchers in the occult. Males of any age may begin training as a maester; females are not permitted to study or join the order. Noble families in Westeros sometimes send their younger sons to the Citadel. The maesters, like the brothers of the Night's Watch, are considered to be servants of Westeros and all its people and in theory have no political allegiance. After finishing his course of study, a maester is assigned to a castle, keep or other holding, and is loyal to the people of that place as a mentor, healer and advisor, regardless of changes in control of that holding. To this end a man who earns his chain is stripped of his family name and from that time on is known only by his title and first name. In practice some maesters hold over old allegiances and loyalties.
Slaves are predominantly found in Essos, most notably in the surrounding areas of Slaver's Bay. They are hired for a pittance as anything from household maids to sex slaves. It should be noted that not all sex workers are considered slaves.
Sellswords fall under the banner of mercenary. They are men and women who take payment for various jobs, legal and illegal. They are highly skilled and dangerous people and are likely to stab you in the back for a better paying job.
A Wildlings are people who live beyond the Wall, they refer to themselves as the Free Folk. There are tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of wildlings split into hundreds of tribes, clans, villages and raiding parties, some reasonably cultured, others savage and hostile.
A common person. They have no nobility or anything. They work in shops or are no ones.
House Volmark is a noble house from the Iron Islands. Its seat is at the island of Harlaw and will soon give up that seat to take over ruling The Summer Isles. They blazon their arms with a black leviathan on a grey sea. Their words are not known.
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