|House Banefort of Banefort|
|Coat of arms||
A black hooded man, on a grey field, within a fiery tressure|
(Cendrée, a hooded man sable within a tressure rayonné along the outer edge gules)
|Head||Lord Quenten Banefort|
|Founded||Dawn Age/Age of Heroes[N 1]|
The Baneforts were petty First Men kings of the Age of Heroes, claiming descent from the Hooded Man. The last Hooded King was Morgon Banefort, whose thralls were defeated after twenty years of war by Loreon I Lannister, King of the Rock.
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
House Banefort at the end of the third century
The known Baneforts during the time span of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- The Hooded Man, the legendary founder of House Banefort.
- King Morgon Banefort, the Hooded King who was embroiled in a twenty-year-long war with King Loreon I Lannister.
Behind the Scenes
- The text states that certain houses trace their roots back to the "golden age of the First Men", a term that could be meant to cover the Dawn Age and the Age of Heroes together. As it is unlikely that no First Men houses of note were founded in the Age of Heroes, we cannot tell if the mentioned houses were founded in the Dawn Age or the Age of Heroes.
- A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
- A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Westerlands
- georgerrmartin.com: WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE SAMPLE
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 63, Catelyn X.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- The Citadel: Are there any nods to other works in the series?