House Caron

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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 AL

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]


Following the death of Lord Bryce Caron at the Battle of the Blackwater, House Caron was stripped of its holdings and replaced by House Foote of Nightsong as ordered by King Joffrey I.[5]

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 of the Marches was one of the outstanding knights at the Tourney of the Hand.
  • Bryce Caron was overthrown by Ser Jaime Lannister during the Tourney of the Hand.
  • Lord Caron's shield with its field of nightingales is seen displayed outside his tent during the Tourney of the Hand.
  • 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.
  • Bryce Caron turned to Stannis after Renly's death. He accompanied Stannis to the parley with Ser Cortnay Penrose.
  • Lord Bryce Caron was slain at the Battle of the Blackwater in single combat by the one-eyed knight Ser Philip Foote.
  • Ser Philip Foote was awarded the lands, rights and incomes of House Caron.
  • Ser Rolland commanded 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.
  • In 289 AL 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.

References and Notes