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House Hornwood
A black moose head on an orange field.
"Righteous in Wrath"
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"Righteous in Wrath.
House Hornwood.
―Bran and Maester Luwin[src]

House Hornwood of Hornwood is a vassal house that holds fealty to House Stark of Winterfell. Their lands are southeast of Winterfell, located in a forested region. Their stronghold is a castle also called Hornwood. The Hornwood lands border the holdings of House Manderly to the south and House Bolton to the northeast.

The Hornwood sigil is a black moose head on an orange field. Their motto is "Righteous in Wrath."[1] They accompanied Robb Stark when he called his bannermen.[2]


Season 6Edit

While making plans to retake the North, Jon Snow lists the Hornwoods as one of the houses that have not yet declared for the Boltons, along with the Cerwyns, Glovers, Mormonts, and Mazins. Jon and Sansa decide they must appeal to these lesser houses first.[3]

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In the booksEdit

In A Song of Ice and Fire novels, House Hornwood is a loyal vassal of the Starks. House Bolton is said to have designs on their fertile lands.

When Robb Stark summoned his bannermen, Lord Halys Hornwood and his son Daryn went to Winterfell and joined his army. Daryn became one of Robb's personal guards. Both of them were killed in the subsequent battles.

Once Ramsay Snow learned about the death of Halys and Daryn, he kidnapped Lady Donella, raped her, and forced her to marry him and to sign a will naming him the sole heir of the Hornwood lands. Then he locked her in a cell and did not bring her food. When Ser Rodrik Cassel arrived to save her, it was too late: she starved to death after chewing several of her fingers.

In "A Dance with Dragons", following the liberation of Deepwood Motte, House Hornwood is one of the northern houses who join Stannis in his campaign against the Boltons.


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