- Ser Alliser Thorne, a sworn brother of the Night's Watch, former Master-at-Arms of Castle Black, currently First Ranger.
In the booksEdit
As a vassal house sworn to King's Landing, House Thorne contributed troops to the defense of the city during the Sack of King's Landing. Ser Alliser Thorne was on the walls when the Lannister troops stormed the Red Keep. He was wounded and captured. Tywin Lannister gave him the choice between taking the black or being executed. He chose the former.
Nothing else is known about the family save their arms - a silver flail on a red background - and the fact that they still exist.