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House Fossoway of Cider Hall is a vassal house from the Reach that holds fealty to House Tyrell. Their seat is Cider Hall and their sigil is a red apple on a gold field.

History

Background

Two members of House Fossoway, Ser Steffon Fossoway and newly knighted Ser Raymun Fossoway, fought on opposite sides in the Trial by seven of Duncan the Tall.[1]

Season 2

House Fossoway follows their liege lords, House Tyrell, in pledging support to Renly Baratheon's claim to the Iron Throne. Following the death of Renly, however, the Fossoways do not follow their Tyrell overlords and instead go over to Stannis. They participate in the Battle of the Blackwater.[2]

Season 6

Sam's sister Talla tells him their father intends to marry her to Symun Fossoway.

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Fossoway of Cider Hall is commonly referred as the red-apple Fossoways, to differentiate them from the other branch of the house, the "green apple" Fossoways of New Barrel, who split from the red apples in 208 AL. Their motto is not mentioned in the books; according to semi-canon sources, it is "A Taste of Glory".

After Stannis' defeat at the Battle of the Blackwater, they bend the knee to Joffrey.

Known members

  • Ser Tanton Fossoway
  • Ser {Bryan Fossoway}. Slain at the Battle of the Blackwater by Lothor Brune
  • Ser {Edwyd Fossoway}. Slain at the Battle of the Blackwater by Lothor Brune

The familiar relations among the above is unknown.

With unspecified familiar relationship to the main branch there are also:

  • Ser Franklyn Flowers, "the Bastard of Cider Hall". A sellsword, a member of the Golden Company.
  • Leonette Fossoway, married to Ser Garlan Tyrell (the elder brother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell). It is unclear whether she belongs to the red or the green apple branches of the house.

References

  1. "Justice of the Seven Kingdoms"
  2. Season 2 Bluray: War of the Five Kings feature

See also