House Stark of Winterfell is one of the Great Houses of Westeros and the principal noble
house of the north. In days of old they ruled as Kings of Winter, but since Aegon's
they have been Wardens of the North and ruled as Lords of Winterfell. Their seat,
Winterfell, is an ancient castle renowned for its strength.
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses of Seven Kingdoms, and the
principal house of the westerlands. Their seat is Casterly Rock, though another branch
exists in nearby Lannisport. Their sigil is a golden lion on a field of crimson. Their
official motto is "Hear Me Roar!" However, their unofficial motto, equally well known,
Lannister always pays his debts." The Warden of the West is a Lannister by tradition.
Their gold mines have made the Lannisters the wealthiest of the Great Houses.
House Targaryen of Dragonstone is a noble family of Valyrian descent who once ruled the
Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The Targaryen sigil is a three-headed dragon breathing
red on black. The house words are "Fire and Blood". It eventually became the
first royal house of the Seven Kingdoms, as House Targaryen of King's Landing.
House Arryn of the Eyrie is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, and is the principal
house in the Vale of Arryn. Their main seat is the Eyrie, which is considered
impregnable. House Arryn has at least one other holding, their winter castle at the
Gates of the Moon, which was once their main seat.
House Greyjoy of Pyke is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. It rules over the Iron
Islands, a harsh and bleak collection of forbidding islands off the west coast of
from the Seastone Chair in the castle of Pyke on the island of the same name. The head
the family is traditionally known as the Lord Reaper of Pyke. Their sigil is a golden
on a black field, and their house motto is "We Do Not Sow." Members of the family tend
to be attractive and well-built, with black hair.
House Tully of Riverrun is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms. Lord Hoster
the Lord Paramount of the Trident, rules over the riverlands from the Tully seat of
Riverrun. Their sigil is a silver trout leaping on a striped field of blue and mud red,
their house words are "Family, Duty, Honor."
House Tyrell of Highgarden is one of the Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms, being Lords
Paramount of the Mander and the liege lords of the Reach. A large, wealthy house, its
is only surpassed among the Great Houses by House Lannister, and the Tyrells can field
greatest armies. Additionally, if they call the ships of the Redwyne fleet, the lords of
Shield Islands, and the coastal lords, they can command a navy that equals if not
the royal fleet of King's Landing.
House Nymeros Martell of Sunspear, usually simply called House Martell, is one of the
Houses of the Seven Kingdoms and the ruling house of Dorne. "Nymeros" indicates "of the
of Nymeria," referring to the union of the Martells with the Rhoynish warrior queen
Nymeria around 700 BC. Prince of Dorne rules Dorne from Sunspear in southeastern Dorne.
House Baratheon of Storm's End is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, and is the
house in the stormlands, which they rule as Lords Paramount of the Stormlands. Their
Storm's End, is an ancient castle raised by the Storm Kings from the now-extinct House
Durrandon. The Baratheon sigil is a crowned black stag on a field of gold.