|House Smallwood of Acorn Hall|
|Coat of arms||
Six brown acorns, 3, 2, 1, on a yellow field|
(Or, six acorns 3-2-1 brunâtre)
|Words||From These Beginnings|
|Head||Lord Theomar Smallwood|
|Title||Lord of Acorn Hall|
House Smallwood of Acorn Hall is a noble house from Acorn Hall in the riverlands. Their sigil is six brown acorns on yellow. According to semi-canon sources their motto is "From These Beginnings." The Smallwoods are sworn to House Vance, but it is not confirmed if this is House Vance of Atranta or House Vance of Wayfarer's Rest.[N 1]
During the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen, Lord Myles Smallwood fought with Lord Alyn Stokeworth in his campaign against Harren the Red. During the Faith Militant uprising, Lord Smallwood battled Wat the Hewer in the battle at Stonebridge. He later sided with Prince Aegon the Uncrowned in the Battle Beneath the Gods Eye against his uncle, King Maegor I Targaryen.
At the War for the White Cloaks in 49 AC, Ser Willam the Wasp, a sworn sword of Lord Myles, was raised to the Kingsguard. In 54 AC, Myles was raised to Hand of the King to Jaehaerys I Targaryen, favored for his loyalty and prowess in battle. Though he was renowned for his courage and undoubtedly well-intentioned, Lord Smallwood was ill-suited to the office and was dismissed by Jaehaerys in 57 AC.
During the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Joseth Smallwood supported the blacks and Rhaenyra Targaryen. He briefly halted the westermen host under Ser Adrian Tarbeck in a battle near Acorn Hall. Joseth later scraped together fresh levies for the Second Battle of Tumbleton. Jeyne Smallwood attended the Maiden's Day Cattle Show.
During the First Blackfyre Rebellion, the Smallwoods supported the Targaryens. A soldier of House Smallwood killed Addam Osgrey at the Battle of the Redgrass Field. Lord and Lady Smallwood attended the wedding tourney at Whitewalls. Having some slight acquaintance with Lord Smallword, Ser Kyle the Cat tried to ingratiate himself with him. Lord Smallwood's nephew broke his wrist during the tourney. Daemon II Blackfyre issued commands to Lord Smallwood during the tourney, suggesting he was aware of the Second Blackfyre Rebellion.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
Lord Theomar Smallwood is off fighting with his liege lord when the brotherhood without banners stay at Acorn Hall. Lady Ravella Smallwood tells Arya Stark she sent her daughter Carellen to her great-aunt at a motherhouse in Oldtown at the start of the War of the Five Kings.
A Feast for Crows
House Smallwood at the end of the third century
The known Smallwoods during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:
- Lord Theomar Smallwood, Lord of Acorn Hall.
With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:
- Lord Smallwood during the reign of King Humfrey I Teague.
- Ser Myles Smallwood, Lord of Acorn Hall and a Hand of the King.
- Lord Joseth Smallwood, Lord of Acorn Hall during the Dance of the Dragons.
- Jeyne Smallwood, a possible marriage candidate for King Aegon III Targaryen.
- Lord Smallwood ruling in 212 AC.
- A Game of Thrones: d20-based Open Gaming RPG states the Smallwoods are vassals of House Vance of Atranta, while A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide states the Smallwoods are bannermen of House Vance of Wayfarer's Rest. A Storm of Swords, Arya IV mentions that Theomar Smallwood is "away fighting in the retinue of his master, Lord Vance." Karyl Vance of Wayfarer's Rest is active in the War of the Five Kings from its start, while blind Norbert Vance of Atranta appears later at the siege of Riverrun.
- A Storm of Swords, Appendix.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 22, Arya IV.
- The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
- The Sworn Sword.
- The Citadel. House Mottoes
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands.
- Fire & Blood, Birth, Death and Betrayal Under Jaehaerys I.
- Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides - 49 AC.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
- Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
- The Mystery Knight.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 50, Arya X.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.