|Title||Lord of Raventree Hall|
|Born||At Raventree Hall|
A Game of Thrones (appears)|
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)
Tytos has a close-cropped salt-and-pepper beard, a hook nose, and long hair. He is tall and thin and often wears a magnificent raven-feather cloak. At the start of the War of the Five Kings his armor is bright yellow and inlaid with jet in elaborate vine-and-leaf patterns. Later in the war he wears burnished scarlet armor which features in silver inlay the dead weirwood tree of Raventree Hall surrounded by onyx ravens taking flight. He is noted to be a skilled warrior and friend of the Starks of Winterfell.
A Game of Thrones
Lord Tytos fights at the Battle of Riverrun, leading the remnants of the riverlands force back within the walls of Riverrun. During the Battle of the Camps, he leads a sortie from the castle that takes the middle Lannister camp in the rear and rescues Ser Edmure Tully. After the victory, he, being a follower of the old gods, joins Robb Stark in praying in the godswood of Riverrun. During the war council afterward, Lord Tytos is seated as far as possible from his rival, Lord Jonos Bracken. Tytos suggests pressing against the Lannisters by joining with Lord Roose Bolton's host and marching against Harrenhal. He joins the other river lords in declaring Robb to be King in the North.
A Clash of Kings
While Lord Tytos has been with the Tully army, his lands have been overrun by westermen. Given leave by King Robb to do so, Tytos sweeps the Lannisters off his lands, but is left with nothing but a desert and his keep, Raventree Hall.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
After the Red Wedding, the old enemies of the Blackwoods, House Bracken, re-swear fealty to the Iron Throne and attack Blackwood lands. After the fall of Riverrun, Raventree Hall becomes the last Stark loyalist stronghold in the south. There, Lord Tytos and his men hold out against Lord Jonos Bracken. Lord Karyl Vance implores Ser Jaime Lannister to go to Raventree to end the siege.
A Dance with Dragons
Jaime Lannister arrives at Blackwood Vale to resolve the Siege of Raventree. Despite running low on supplies, Tytos refuses to surrender to his rival, Jonos Bracken, saying he will yield only to the king. Meeting with Jaime in his solar at Raventree, Tytos surrenders to the Iron Throne. He agrees to give up some land to House Bracken, although less than Jonos desired, and to send some gold and silver to the Iron Throne. Tytos convinces Jaime to take one of his sons, Hoster, as a hostage, rather than his only daughter, Bethany. During the parley with Jaime, Tytos states that Lord Walder Frey's fourth wife Alyssa was a Blackwood, but kinship and guest right count for little at the Twins. His second son, Lucas, was slain as a guest at the Red Wedding, and Tytos requests to Jaime that Lucas's bones be returned so he can see him decently buried beneath Raventree's weirwood, which Jaime agrees to.
Tytos also has a pair of widowed aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Quotes by Tytos
My hall might lack for food, but never for courtesy.—Tytos to Jaime Lannister
Quotes about Tytos
Every Blackwood is a turncloak.
Some might say that Lord Blackwood has been more honorable.
- George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Tytos Blackwood.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime I.
- A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 56, Tyrion VII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 69, Tyrion IX.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 7, Catelyn I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 35, Catelyn IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 39, Catelyn V.