House Willum

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House Willum
House Willum.svg
Coat of arms 3 silver longswords crossed on black beneath a dragonbone skeleton on a white chief
(Sable, three longswords crossed silver, on a chief white a dragonbone skeleton proper)
Head Lord Willum
Region Reach
Heir Josua or Elyas Willum
Overlord House Tyrell

House Willum is a noble house from the Reach. According to semi-canon sources, they blazon their shields with three silver longswords crossed on black beneath a dragonbone skeleton on a white chief.[1]


Members of House Willum may have taken the black in the past, as Jon Snow sees longswords among the heraldic charges adorning the Shieldhall walls at Castle Black.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

House Willum declares for Renly Baratheon in the War of the Five Kings. Josua and Elyas Willum, sons of Lord Willum, attend the feast at Bitterbridge. The house joins Stannis Baratheon after Renly's death. Lord Willum, Josua and Elyas are captured during the Battle of the Blackwater and bend the knee to King Joffrey I Baratheon.[3]

House Willum at the end of the third century

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

Lord Willum

Behind the Scenes

House Willum is a tribute by George R. R. Martin to the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series of his colleague Tad Williams. The story includes the feuding royal brothers Josua and Elias; the arms of House Willum refer to the magical swords that play an important part of the story, and to the first novel, The Dragonbone Chair.[4][5]