|House Grimm of Greyshield|
|Coat of arms||
An iron escutcheon with silver studs on a grey-green field strewn with longships proper|
(Vert-cendrée semé of longships proper, an escutcheon cendrée platé)
|Seat||Grimston on Greyshield (deposed)|
|Head||Lord Guthor Grimm (captive)|
|Region||Reach, Shield Islands|
|Title||Lord of Greyshield|
Neither their arms nor their words appear in the books, but according to semi-canon sources they blazon their shield as an iron escutcheon with silver studs on a grey-green field strewn with longships proper.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Grimm declared Greyshield for the blacks. They surrendered to Lord Ormund Hightower and Prince Daeron Targaryen, however, to avoid facing Tessarion, Daeron's dragon.
A Grimm was among the names of thirty-one maidens from the Reach proposed by Samantha Tarly as a suitable wife for King Aegon III Targaryen. Greyshield sent three galleys to aid Lord Alyn Velaryon when the Oakenfist sailed to confront Lord Dalton Greyjoy.
A Feast for Crows
The Shield Islands are the first line of defense when the ironborn try to sail up the Mander to sack the wealth of the Reach. Hotho Harlaw reports that Lord Guthor Grimm's septon decided the gods had spoken and surrendered Grimston after Ser Harras Harlaw defeated seven men.
House Grimm at the end of the third century
The known Grimms during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Guthor Grimm, deposed Lord of Greyshield. Held captive in his own keep, now ruled by Ser Harras Harlaw.
- Unnamed Lord Grimm, who supported the blacks during the Dance of the Dragons.
- Unnamed Grimm, suggested as a wife for King Aegon III Targaryen.
Behind the Scenes
The Grimms may be a reference by George R. R. Martin to Ben Grimm, the superhero known as the Thing. Martin was a fan of the Fantastic Four in his youth, and his first published content was a letter in the comic book in 1963.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 29, The Reaver.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Reach
- Fire & Blood, Jaenaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- CBR.com: SDCC: George R.R. Martin on Avatar Adaptations, Comic Influence, August 13, 2014
- So Spake Martin: Influential Authors, February 29, 2000