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'''House Caron of Nightsong''' is a noble house from the [[Dornish Marches]], sworn to [[Storm's End]]. They hold the title "Lord of the Marches" suggesting that they have some kind of overlordship over other [[marcher lords]].{{Ref|AGOT|29}}  
 
'''House Caron of Nightsong''' is a noble house from the [[Dornish Marches]], sworn to [[Storm's End]]. They hold the title "Lord of the Marches" suggesting that they have some kind of overlordship over other [[marcher lords]].{{Ref|AGOT|29}}  
  
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In {{Date|299}} [[Brienne of Tarth]] was promised to the younger son of Lord [[Bryen Caron]], a shy boy with a mole above his lip, but two years later a chill caused his death, also taking the lives of Lord Caron, his wife and their daughters. This leaves young [[Bryce Caron]] as Lord of the Marches.
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In {{Date|287}}, [[Brienne of Tarth]] was promised to the younger son of Lord [[Bryen Caron]], a shy boy with a mole above his lip, but two years later a chill caused his death, also taking the lives of Lord Caron, his wife and their daughters. This leaves young [[Bryce Caron]] as Lord of the Marches.
  
 
Along with most other stormlords, Lord Bryce Caron declares for [[Renly Baratheon]] on the outset of the [[War of the Five Kings]], and is named to the [[Rainbow Guard]]. Upon Renly's death, he goes over to [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]]'s side and fights at the [[Battle of the Blackwater]]. There he is killed by Ser [[Philip Foote]].  
 
Along with most other stormlords, Lord Bryce Caron declares for [[Renly Baratheon]] on the outset of the [[War of the Five Kings]], and is named to the [[Rainbow Guard]]. Upon Renly's death, he goes over to [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]]'s side and fights at the [[Battle of the Blackwater]]. There he is killed by Ser [[Philip Foote]].  

Revision as of 15:43, 16 June 2013

House Caron of Nightsong
House Caron.png
Coat of arms A field of black nightingales on yellow
Words No Song so Sweet
Seat Nightsong
Lord Rolland Storm
Region the Stormlands
Title Lord of the Marches
Lord of Nightsong
Overlord House Baratheon
Died out 299 AC

House Caron of Nightsong is a noble house from the Dornish Marches, sworn to Storm's End. They hold the title "Lord of the Marches" suggesting that they have some kind of overlordship over other marcher lords.[1]

Their blazon is a field of black nightingales on yellow.[2][3] Their words do not appear in the books, but according to semi-canon correspondence it is «No Song so Sweet».[4]

History

In 287 AC, Brienne of Tarth was promised to the younger son of Lord Bryen Caron, a shy boy with a mole above his lip, but two years later a chill caused his death, also taking the lives of Lord Caron, his wife and their daughters. This leaves young Bryce Caron as Lord of the Marches.

Along with most other stormlords, Lord Bryce Caron declares for Renly Baratheon on the outset of the War of the Five Kings, and is named to the Rainbow Guard. Upon Renly's death, he goes over to Stannis's side and fights at the Battle of the Blackwater. There he is killed by Ser Philip Foote.

With no other living relatives other than Mylenda and the bastard Rolland Storm, King Joffrey I rendered the house’s keep, lands, titles, and incomes forfeit and given to Ser Philip as the first Lord Foote.[5] Though Bryce bastard brother Rolland Storm still claims lordship of the house and continues to serve Stannis's cause by holding Dragonstone. His fate after the fall of Dragonstone is unknown.

The Caron House at the end of the third century

The known Carons during the timespan of the events described on A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship with the lord of the house there is also:

References in the books

Dunk and Egg

  • Ser Duncan recognizes Lord Caron's nightingales at Ashford.
  • Ser Arlan and Dunk served Lord Caron and Lord Dondarrion when they fought the Vulture King in the Red Mountains.
  • Lord Pearse Caron was one of the outstanding participants at the Tourney at Ashford. He was a harper, singer and knight of renown, and had his personal arms emblazoned with a silver harp.
  • Lord Caron chose Leo Tyrell as his opponent at the Ashford Tourney. The match was even, and Lord Pearse managed to shatter Lord Leo's shield, but in the end he yielded.
  • Lord Caron ignored Dunk when he was asked for help in the Trial of Seven.

A Song of Ice and Fire

  • Lord Bryce Caron's shield with its field of nightingales is seen displayed outside his tent during the Tourney of the Hand. He is one of the outstanding knights at the Tourney of the Hand. He is defeated by Ser Jaime Lannister.
  • Lord Caron entered Renly's Rainbow Guard, being known as Bryce the Orange afterwards.
  • Lord Caron's nightingales are seen by Catelyn in Renly's camp. During the feast he goads Ser Robar the Red into juggling daggers.
  • After the failed parley between the Baratheon brothers at Storm's End, Lord Bryce is given command of the left in the coming battle.
  • Bryce Caron turns to Stannis after Renly's death. He accompanies Stannis to the parley with Ser Cortnay Penrose, where he offers to fight Ser Cortnay in single combat. He is rebuffed.
  • Lord Bryce Caron is slain at the Battle of the Blackwater in single combat by the one-eyed knight Ser Philip Foote.
  • Ser Philip Foote is awarded the lands, rights and incomes of House Caron.
  • Ser Rolland Storm commands the rearguard that allowed Stannis to reach the galleys and flee from the Blackwater.
  • The Bastard of Nightsong was regarded by Stannis as one of the few good men that remained to him after his defeat at the Blackwater.
  • Ser Rolland helped Davos to smuggle Edric Storm out of Dragonstone. He was trusted by Davos because of his fierce faith in the Warrior.
  • The arms of House Caron were spotted by Jon Snow during the attack by Stannis on the wildling camp north of the Wall.
  • According to rumor, Mylenda slept with the brother of her husband, Black Walder Frey.
  • Ser Rolland was named castellan of Dragonstone by Stannis before going north to the Wall.
  • Mylenda Caron became a widow after Lady Stoneheart and her outlaws hanged Petyr Frey.


References and Notes

  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  3. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses from the Stormlands
  4. The Citadel. House Mottoes
  5. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.