House Sunderly lords of Saltcliff, sworn to Greyjoy
House Sunderly of Saltcliffe is one of the main nobles houses from the Iron Islands, and their seat is located on the island of Saltcliffe. They blazon their arms with a drowned man, pink and pale, floating upright in a blue-green sea, his hair streaming upwards, as fish nibble at his limbs. The mother of Balon, Euron, Victarion, Urrigon and Aeron Greyjoy was a Sunderly.
House Borrell Lords of Breakwater in Sisterton, Sworn to Sunderland
House Borrell of Sweetsister is a noble house from the Vale ruling over Sweetsister, an island of the Three Sisters, and its port town, Sisterton. Their castle is Breakwater in Sisterton. House Borrell’s titles include Lord of Sweetsister, Shield of Sisterton, Master of Breakwater Castle, and Keeper of the Night Lamp. They are sworn to House Sunderland, who also reside in Sisterton and are sworn to House Arryn. Their arms are a white spider crab on grey-green. The ancestors of House Borrell were pirate kings until the Starks came down on them with fire and sword. For five thousand years the Borrells have had the mark, a sort of webbing between the three middle fingers of their hands. The Three Sisters are a group of three islands - Sweetsister, Longsister, and Littlesister - found in the Bite, located south of White Harbor and north of the Mountains of the Moon. The islands owe loose allegiance to House Arryn of the Vale. The Three Sisters are considered a part of the Vale of Arryn and are ruled by House Sunderland. Houses Borrell of Sweetsister, Longthorpe of Longsister, and Torrent of Littlesister are sworn to the Sunderlands. The Three Sisters are sworn to House Arryn of the Vale, but the Eyrie’s grasp upon the islands is tenuous at best. Ships go between the Three Sisters and White Harbor all the time. The Sisters sell crab, fish and goat cheese to White Harbor and in return they sell them wood, wool and hides. Sister’s stew is a white seafood stew that is served all over the Three Sisters, in every inn and tavern. Beacons burn along the shores of the Three Sisters to warn passing ships of danger. The Night Lamp of Sisterton is a prominent beacon operated by House Borrell. Some disreputable Sistermen use false lights to lure ships into wrecks to take their cargo. Godric Borrell is the current lord of Sweetsister.
„As for myself, I have little knowledge of these deep matters; but I need it not. This I know, and it is enough, that as my friend Aragorn succoured me and my people, so I will aid him when he calls. I will go.“
This is the menu in the restaurant in the House of Lords. The cost of the food served is subsidised by tax payers to the equivalent of £84 per week per Peer. That’s more, just for food, than unemployed people on Jobseeker’s Allowance get to live on each week, which is £71. That is, of course, on top of the £300 per day attendance allowance that peers receive just for turning up.
This menu is set by the House of Lords refreshment committee, on which sits Baroness Jenkin, who recently suggested that the reason so many poor people are using food banks is that they’ve forgotten how to cook porridge, which only costs 4p a bowl. Clearly she’s not always quite so frugal when it comes to her food budget. Indeed, the House of Lords refreshment committee recently rejected a proposal to combine catering services for the Commons and the Lords to save money due to concerns that it would result in Peers having to drink inferior champagne.
It’s essentially a case of, “Let them eat porridge,” says Baroness Jenkin, while feasting on Foie Gras, Calves Liver and Compote of Berry Fruits, washed down with the finest champagne, all at our expense.