|Coat of arms||
Ten black pellets, on a scarlet field|
(Gules, ten pellets, 4, 3, 2, 1)
|Region||Dornish Marches, in the stormlands|
The greatest member of the house was Ser Criston Cole, the son of the steward at Blackhaven, the seat of House Dondarrion. Criston became the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard under Viserys I Targaryen. Although King Viserys had wanted his successor to be Rhaenyra Targaryen, Criston placed Aegon II Targaryen on the Iron Throne and began the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. For that Criston was named the Kingmaker. When Aegon II grew tired of Ser Otto Hightower's, his grandfather and Hand of the King, more diplomatic approach to the war appoints the warrior Cole in his place to take the fight to the blacks instead. Criston is killed by three arrows while leading a host of greens though the riverlands in the Butcher's Ball.
A Dance with Dragons
House Cole at the end of the third century
The known Coles during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Will Cole, an exile serving with the Golden Company.
- Dick Cole, an exile serving with the Golden Company.
- Steward of Lord Dondarrion at Blackhaven during the late reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from an unknown region
- The Rogue Prince.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 24, The Lost Lord.
- The Princess and the Queen.