|Coat of arms||
A golden longbow between two crimson flaunches, on a white field|
(Argent, a longbow or between two flaunches gules)
|Head||Ser Manfryd Yew|
|Founder||Alan o' the Oak|
|Founded||Dawn Age/Age of Heroes[N 1]|
House Yew is a house of landed knights from the westerlands.
Their arms do not appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources they are a golden longbow on white between two crimson flaunches.
House Yew is an ancient line of First Men origin, boasting descent to the legendary Blind Bowman, Alan o' the Oak.
A Feast for Crows
Ser Manfryd Yew and Ser Raynard Ruttiger are entrusted by Daven Lannister to see no boats escape downstream during the siege of Riverrun. Brynden Tully escapes by swimming from Riverrun on a moonless night. Ser Jaime Lannister thinks that if Ruttiger, Yew, or their men heard a splash they would believe it was a turtle or a trout.
House Yew at the end of the third century
The known Yews during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Ser Manfryd Yew, the head of House Yew.
- ↑ The text in the Westerlands section of TWOIAF implies that the mentioned First Men houses are all founded in the Dawn Age but does not use the term Dawn Age, instead it says Golden Age which could be meant to cover the Dawn Age and Age heroes together. This combined with it being very unlikely that no First Men houses of note where founded in the Age of Heroes means we can not tell if the mentioned houses are founded in the Dawn Age or Age of Heroes.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
- ↑ The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.