House Slate

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House Slate of Blackpool
House Slate.svg
Coat of arms Pale grey, a double tressure white
(Cendrée, a double tressure argent)
Seat Blackpool
Wolf's Den (formerly)
Lord Lord Slate (possibly)
Region North
Title Lord of Blackpool
King[1] (formerly)
Overlord House Stark (AGOT)
House Bolton (ADWD)

House Slate of Blackpool is a noble house from Blackpool in the north. They blazon their arms with pale grey, a double tressure white.[2][3]


The Slates ruled as First Men kings after the Long Night, but they eventually submitted to the Kings of Winter and became vassals of House Stark of Winterfell.[1]

House Slate once held the Wolf's Den.[4]

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

According to Lady Barbrey Dustin, Slates campaigned with Robb Stark, King in the North, and lost men in the Red Wedding.[5]

Slate men are present in Winterfell for the wedding of Ramsay Bolton and "Arya Stark". Maester Henly, who once served Lord Slate, is put in charge of the ravens and messages.[6]

House Slate at the end of the third century

The known Slates during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:


  • Maester Henly, currently in Winterfell.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Kings of Winter.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 32, Reek III.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: the North
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
  5. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 46, A Ghost in Winterfell.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.