In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Griffin's Roost is the seat of House Connington.
Prior to Robert's Rebellion, the young Lord Jon Connington was one of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's closest friends and allies. During the rebellion, the Mad King promoted Connington to the rank of Hand of the King and tasked him with destroying Robert Baratheon's rebel army before it could join with the forces being gathered by Houses Stark, Arryn and Tully in the Riverlands.
Following Robert's defeat at the Battle of Ashford, Connington's forces pursued Robert north to Stoney Sept, trapping him in the town. Connington refused to raze the town, instead conducting a house-to-house search whilst Robert was hidden by rebel sympathizers. Connington was still searching when Eddard Stark arrived with a rescue force. In the resulting Battle of the Bells, Connington was defeated and his army repulsed from the town with heavy losses.
King Aerys was furious with Connington's failure. He was stripped of the Handship and sent into exile in the Free Cities, where it is rumored that he drank himself to death after a brief spell fighting for the Golden Company. His cousin Ser Ronald Connington fought for Robert during the rebellion and after the war was given Griffin's Roost. However, Robert reduced the status of the house to that of landed knights, confiscating many of the castle's lands.
- Griffin's Roost at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (spoilers from the books)
|Regional Capital:||Storm's End|
|Settlements:||Storm's End · Felwood · Haystack Hall · Bronzegate · Evenfall Hall · Summerhall · Griffin's Roost · Rain House · Mistwood · Stonehelm · Blackhaven · Crow's Nest · Nightsong|
|Geographic Features:||The Kingswood · The Wendwater River · Shipbreaker Bay · Tarth|