House Sunderland

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House Sunderland of the Three Sisters
House Sunderland.svg
Coat of arms Three women's heads, white with black hair, on a barry wavy blue and green field
(Barry wavy azure and vert, three women's heads argents, crined sable)
Seat Sisterton
Lord Triston Sunderland
Region Vale of Arryn
Title Lord of the Three Sisters
Overlord House Arryn

House Sunderland of the Three Sisters rules the Three Sisters, three islands located in the Bite. They reside in Sisterton,[1] although their castle has not been mentioned. The Sunderlands are sworn to House Arryn of the Eyrie.

House Sunderland blazons their arms with three women's heads, white with black hair, on barry wavy blue and green.[2][3] Their motto does not appear in the books.


While Aegon the Conqueror was invading the Seven Kingdoms, the Three Sisters rebelled against King Ronnel Arryn and named as their queen Marla Sunderland.[4] After the Conquest, however, the Sistermen deposed Marla and her brother submitted to Aegon I.[5]

During the Dance of the Dragons, Prince Jacaerys Velaryon gained Houses Borrell and Sunderland for the blacks during his visit to Sisterton.[1]

Lord Sunderland led the Sistermen fighting for House Blackfyre during the First Blackfyre Rebellion in 196 AC. He attended the Whitewalls tourney in 212 AC that was to launch the Second Blackfyre Rebellion.[2]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

Lord Triston Sunderland is recalled by Lord Godric Borrell as having bemoaned the high cost of purchasing destriers for his seven sons, all of whom are determined to become knights.[6]

House Sunderland at the end of the third century

The only known Sunderlands during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

Historical Members

Sworn Houses


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Mystery Knight.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Vale
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Vale.
  6. 6.0 6.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 9, Davos I.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.