Lord Paramount of the Trident or Lord Paramount of the Riverlands is the title held by the head of the Great House of the Riverlands. The title takes its name from the Trident, the main river system of the region. Traditionally, the patriarch of House Tully held the title since the family was elevated to the position by Aegon I Targaryen in the Wars of Conquest.
When King Robb Stark went into open rebellion against the Iron Throne, House Tully joined him due to the attacks on their lands from House Lannister and because of their familial ties. Following the Red Wedding and the end of the Northern rebellion, House Tully has been dispossessed of all lands and titles. House Frey, one of the main participants in the Red Wedding, has been granted the castle and lands of Riverrun and elevated as the Great House of the Riverlands.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Freys assumed that they would be made the new Lords Paramount of the Trident as a reward for the Red Wedding. The Lannisters did promise them rule of Riverrun itself, but snubbed the Freys by giving the title to Petyr Baelish. Littlefinger, meanwhile, hasn't even set foot in the war-torn Riverlands, and simply let the region rot and its people starve while he continued his plotting in the capital and the Vale.
|Seat:||The Twins · Riverrun||Lands:||Riverlands|
|Title(s):||Lord of the Crossing · Lord of Riverrun · Lord Paramount of the Trident|
|Current members:||Arwaya Frey · Derwa Frey · Freya Frey · Janeya Frey · Marianne Frey · Merry Frey · Neyela Frey · Olyvar Frey · Roslin Frey · Sarra Frey · Serra Frey · Shirei Frey · Walda Frey · Waldra Frey · Waldron Frey · Ryger Rivers|
|Deceased members:||Joyeuse Erenford · Lothar Frey · Walda Frey · Walder Frey· Walder Rivers|
|Household:||Malcolm · Talbot|