The head of the family bears the title of Lord of Ashemark. The current head of the family is Damon Marbrand. The Marbrand sigil is a burning tree, orange on smoke. Their house words are "Burning Bright."
In the books
House Marbrand is also closely tied to Lannisters through marriage: Jeyne Marbrand was the wife of Tytos Lannister and mother of all five of his children, including Tywin and Kevan. Thus all of the Lannister characters who appear in the TV series have some blood relationship with the Marbrands. Tywin's younger brother Tygett also married Darlessa Marbrand - Tygett died of a pox before the novels begin, and Darlessa is his widow, as well as the mother of his son Tyrek Lannister, a squire of King Robert who was cut from the series.
A historical member of the house is Ser Lorent Marbrand, a knight of the Kingsguard who served during the reign of King Viserys I and chose to side with Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons. He later became Lord Commander of her Queensguard, succeeding Ser Steffon Darklyn, before dying in the riots in King's Landing.
|Lord:||Lord Damon Marbrand||Heir:||Ser Addam Marbrand|
|Title(s):||Lord of Ashemark|
Houses from the Westerlands