Lord of Griffin's Roost
When Maegor I Targaryen usurped the throne from his nephew Prince Aegon the Uncrowned, the fourth son of the Lord of Griffin's Roost rallied to the prince's banners at the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye in 43 AC. Lord Kyle Connington later attended the wedding of Queen Alyssa Velaryon and Lord Rogar Baratheon in 49 AC, where he met with King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. Lord Roy Connington was a favorite of Princess Saera Targaryen. After a scandal, Connington was commanded to wed the pregnant Alys Turnberry. When Connington refused, Jaehaerys had the young lord exiled for ten years, though the Lord of Griffin's Roost died in exile shortly before he was to return to the Seven Kingdoms.
During Robert's Rebellion, Lord Jon Connington served King Aerys II Targaryen as Hand of the King. However, the Mad King stripped Lord Connington of his titles and lands after the Battle of the Bells. After Aerys's death during the Sack of King's Landing, the new king, Robert I Baratheon, allowed Jon's cousin, Ser Ronald Connington, to retain Griffin's Roost. However, Ronald was stripped of his title and nine-tenths of his land, and the Conningtons were reduced to landed knights. Ser Ronnet Connington, Ronald's son, is the current Knight of Griffin's Roost.
A Dance with Dragons
During the landing of the Golden Company in the stormlands, the exiled Jon Connington leads the taking of Griffin's Roost. Ser Ronnet Connington, the Knight of Griffin's Roost, is away in the riverlands and his castle quickly falls to the invading sellswords. After capturing his castle, Jon begins to style himself as the Lord of Griffin's Roost again.
Lords of Griffin's Roost
- Kyle Connington, Lord of Griffin's Roost at the beginning of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen's reign
- Roy Connington, called "Red Roy", a favorite of Princess Saera Targaryen, died in exile
- Armond Connington, Lord of Griffin's Roost during the reign of King Aerys II Targaryen
- Jon Connington, his son and successor, Hand of the King and exiled to Essos, presumed to have drank himself to death
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 18, Tyrion V.
- Fire & Blood, The Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.