|House Jordayne of the Tor|
|Coat of arms||
A golden quill on checkered dark and light green|
(Chequy vert and vert of a paler variety, a quill or)
|Words||Let it be Written|
|Title||Lord of the Tor|
|Founded||Coming of the Andals|
At some point, House Martell bent the knee to the Jordayne kings of the Tor. By the time of Nymeria's War, House Jordayne was among the bannermen of King Yorick Yronwood, and they fought against Lord Mors Martell and his Rhoynar allies.
During the first couple of years of the First Dornish War, King Aegon I Targaryen captured several Dornish castles, including the Tor, whose steward surrendered the castle peacefully to Aegon a short time after the death of Lord Jordayne. The Dornishmen quickly recaptured the castle in Aegon's absence. In 8 AC, Queen Visenya Targaryen mounted on Vhagar, burned Sunspear, Lemonwood, Ghost Hill and the Tor in retaliation for the Dornishmen's actions against the stormlands earlier that year.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
House Jordayne at the end of the third century
The known Jordaynes during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Jordayne during the First Dornish War who died shortly before his castle was surrendered to King Aegon I Targaryen.
Behind the Scenes
House Jordayne and the Tor are references by George R. R. Martin to author Robert Jordan, who was one of Martin's friends. The lord is called "Trebor" which is "Robert" backwards. "Jordayne" is similar to "Jordan" and "Tor" is Jordan's publisher.
- It is unclear who this Lady Jordayne is. If the reference is an error, Lord Trebor Jordayne might have been intended. Possibly, the "Lady Jordayne" is Lord Trebor's wife. A third option is Trebor's daughter and heir, Myria Jordayne.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 38, Tyrion V.
- The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: The Andals Arrive.
- The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from Dorne
- The Citadel. House Mottoes
- The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: Ten Thousand Ships.
- Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
- Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 38, The Watcher.
- The Citadel: Are There Any Nods to Other Works in the Series?
- Not A Blog: R.I.P. Robert Jordan, September 16, 2007