King of the Trident
King of the Trident and King of the Rivers and the Hills were titles used by various river kings from the riverlands before Aegon's Conquest. The titles refer to the numerous rivers in the kingdom, such as the Trident with its three forks and the Blackwater Rush. The hills between the riverlands and the westerlands were also historically contested by river kings and Kings of the Rock.
Numerous houses ruled as First Men river kings, including Houses Fisher, Blackwood, Bracken, and Mudd. The Mudds ruled from the Trident to the Neck and reigned as kings for a thousand years before the Andal invasion.
After the Andals divided the riverlands among themselves, many petty lords named themselves river king, the most successful of them being the Justman and Teague dynasties. The Hooks were river kings of old, although it is unknown if they were First Men or Andals. The Teagues, the last of the native river kings, were eventually extinguished in the Battle of Six Kings, and the riverlands passed first to the Storm Kings from House Durrandon and then the Kings of the Isles and the Rivers from House Hoare.
During his conquest, Aegon the Conqueror created the title of Lord Paramount of the Trident for the liege lord of the riverlands within the Seven Kingdoms.
A Game of Thrones
The river lords join the northern bannermen in declaring Robb Stark king at Riverrun.
A Storm of Swords
When Robb, the Young Wolf, gathers his bannermen in Riverrun's Great Hall after campaigning in the westerlands, Greatjon Umber calls out, "King in the North!", to which the river lords respond with "King of the Trident!"
Robb is betrayed and murdered during the Red Wedding at the Twins by his bannermen, the Freys and Boltons, with no known heir made public.
A Dance with Dragons
Tytos Blackwood, the last resisting river lord, reluctantly agrees to swear fealty to the Iron Throne. The title King of the Trident is left vacant.
- Tristifer IV Mudd, King of the Rivers and the Hills
- Tristifer V Mudd, King of the Rivers and the Hills
- Benedict I Justman, King of the Trident
- Benedict II Justman, King of the Trident
- Bernarr II Justman, King of the Trident
- Torrence Teague, King of the Trident
- Theo Teague, King of the Trident
- Humfrey I Teague, King of the Trident
- Humfrey II Teague, King of the Trident
- Hollis Teague, King of the Trident
- Tyler Teague, King of the Trident
- Damon Teague, King of the Trident
- Lucifer Justman
- Marq Mudd
- Robert Vance
- Petyr Mallister
- Jeyne Nutt
- Addam Rivers
- Pate of Fairmarket
- Lymond Fisher
- Harren the Red, King of the Rivers
- Robb Stark, King in the North and King of the Trident
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Blackwood-Bracken Feud and Coinage (August 13, 2003)
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Bywater, River Kings, and Dornish Heraldry
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 71, Catelyn XI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 14, Catelyn II.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 48, Jaime I.