house: manderly

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Asoiaf meme (minor characters): (6/9) scenes ⟶ Wyman Manderly and his “the North Remembers”

Foes and false friends are all around me, Lord Davos. They infest my city like roaches, and at night I feel them crawling over me.” The fat man’s fingers coiled into a fist, and all his chins trembled. “My son Wendel came to the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder’s bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables. I drink with Jared, jape with Symond, promise Rhaegar the hand of my own beloved granddaughter… but never think that means I have forgotten. The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done. My son is home.”

Something about the way Lord Wyman said that chilled Davos to the bone. ― Davos IV, A Dance with Dragons.

shymerc  asked:

Hi, Butterfly! Excuse me if you have already answered this question but I was wondering if you know anything about the 'typical looks' for the houses of Westeros? Besides the Targaryens with Valyrian features, the Starks brown hair and grey eyes, the Lannisters and Martells, I can't find much about the other houses...

Sure, GRRM often likes to give the Westeros houses “typical looks”. A list:

  • House Targaryen: silver-gold hair, purple eyes, “aristocratic” features - high brow, sharp cheekbones, straight nose, pale skin (variants: platinum silver hair, golden hair, different shades of purple eyes, blue eyes)
  • House Baratheon: black hair, deep blue eyes, square jaw, sharp cheekbones, very tall (variants: blue-green eyes)
  • House Lannister: curly golden hair, green eyes, tall (variants: white-blond hair, sandy blond hair, yellow hair)
  • House Stark: dark brown straight hair, grey eyes, long face, lean build (variants: blue-grey eyes, “almost black” dark grey eyes)
  • House Tully: thick auburn hair, blue eyes, high cheekbones, fair skin (variants: different shades of auburn hair, wavy-curly hair)
  • House Tyrell: curly brown hair, brown eyes (variant: golden-brown eyes)
  • House Martell: straight black hair, dark eyes, olive skin (variants: brown hair, curly hair)
  • House Blackwood: black hair, black eyes, tall
  • House Bolton: pale eyes, almost colorless
  • House Borrell: webbed fingers, known as “the mark”
  • House Crakehall: big, big-boned, robust and strong
  • House Dayne: violet eyes (hair may be dark, or pale blond)
  • House Florent: big ears
  • House Frey: “chinless” pinched faces (for those that take after Old Walder, which is most of them but not all)
  • House Manderly: very overweight (not the young girls though)
  • House Piper: red hair, short
  • House Redwyne: freckles, orange hair
  • House Reed: brown hair, green eyes, very short
  • House Umber: very big and tall, strong

I think that’s all the notable features from the various houses that I can recall. (If I missed anything, please let me know.) Some houses don’t seem to have typical looks, btw – there’s not a consistent description for House Greyjoy, for example; Euron and Asha have black hair, and other Greyjoys have black eyes, but there’s also blue eyes in the family and “greying” hair, and Theon’s only “dark”. And of course there are always variations besides the one I listed, especially when houses marry – for example, Robb, Sansa, Bran, and Rickon have the Tully look of their mother, and Shireen Baratheon and Edric Storm have the Baratheon look but with big Florent ears. I hope that helps!

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Character Poster: Wylla Manderly (Game of Thrones)

                       -Wylla. Did you see how brave she was? Even when I threatened to have her tongue out, she reminded me of the debt White Harbor owes to the Starks of Winterfell, a debt that can never be repaid. Wylla spoke from the heart … not every woman can be as brave as my Wylla

Arya Stark  Gendry  Brienne of Tarth  Jamie Lannister  Ygritte  Missandei

Daenerys  Yara Greyjoy  Meera Reed

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“Wylla.” Lord Wyman smiled. “Did you see how brave she was? Even when I threatened to have her tongue out, she reminded me of the debt White Harbor owes to the Starks of Winterfell, a debt that can never be repaid. Wylla spoke from the heart, as did Lady Leona. Forgive her if you can, my lord. She is a foolish, frightened woman, and Wylis is her life. Not every man has it in him to be Prince Aemon the Dragonknight or Symeon Star-Eyes, and not every woman can be as brave as my Wylla and her sister Wynafryd… who did know, yet played her own part fearlessly. ― Davos IV, A Dance with Dragons.

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♛ || 𝗖𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗠𝗢𝗢𝗗𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 : 𝑾𝒚𝒍𝒍𝒂 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒍𝒚 —— ❛ A thousand years before the Conquest , a promise was made , and oaths were sworn in the Wolf’s Den before the old gods and the new. When we were sore beset and friendless , hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives , the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. The city is built upon the land they gave us. In return we swore that we should always be their men. Stark men ! 

House Manderly, Lord of White Harbor, Warden of the White Knife, Shield of the Faith, Defender of the Dispossessed, Lord Marshal of the Mander, Knight of the Order of the Green Hand.

“A thousand years before the Conquest, a promise was made, and oaths were sworn in the Wolf’s Den before the old gods and the new. When we were sore beset and friendless, hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives, the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. The city is built upon the land they gave us. In return we swore that we should always be their men. Stark men!”

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Houses of The North

The North is by far the largest of the Seven Kingdoms, and can fit the other six inside it - not that the others care. Cold and damp, that’s how the southerners see the North. But without the cold, a man cannot appreciate the fire in his hearth. Without the rain, a man cannot appreciate the roof over his head. Let the south have its sun, flowers, and affectations, we Northerners have home.

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A Song of LadiesWynafryd Manderly

Not every man has it in him to be Prince Aemon the Dragonknight or Symeon Star-Eyes, and not every woman can be as brave as my Wylla and her sister Wynafryd… who did know, yet played her own part fearlessly. ― Davos IV, A Dance with Dragons.

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A Song of LadiesWylla Manderly

I know about the promise,” insisted the girl. “Maester Theomore, tell them! A thousand years before the Conquest, a promise was made, and oaths were sworn in the Wolf’s Den before the old gods and the new. When we were sore beset and friendless, hounded from our homes and in peril of our lives, the wolves took us in and nourished us and protected us against our enemies. The city is built upon the land they gave us. In return we swore that we should always be their men. Stark men!”― Davos III, A Dance with Dragons.