House Varner

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House Varner
House Varner.svg
Coat of arms A white weasel on ermines
(Ermines, a weasel argent)
Head Lord Steffon Varner
Region Reach
Overlord House Tyrell
Founded Coming of the Andals[1]

House Varner is a noble house from the Reach. Its current lord is Steffon Varner.

According to semi-canon sources they blazon their shields with a white weasel on ermines. [2]


The Varners trace their ancestry back to Andal adventurers given lands and wives by the Three Sage Kings of House Gardener during the coming of the Andals to the Reach.[1]

A Varner was one of thirty-three maidens from the Reach proposed by Samantha Tarly as a suitable wife for King Aegon III Targaryen.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lord Steffon Varner is part of Renly Baratheon's army camped beneath the walls of Bitterbridge.[4] He goes over to Stannis Baratheon's camp after the death of Renly and is present at the parley between Stannis and Ser Cortnay Penrose at Storm's End.[5]

Steffon fights at the Battle of the Blackwater, severely injures his knee, and is captured. He bends the knee to King Joffrey I Baratheon.[6]

House Varner at the end of the third century

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Andals in the Reach.
  2. The Citadel. Heraldry: In the Reach
  3. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 42, Davos II.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.