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This is a listing of Houses in Crackclaw Point that appear in A Song of Ice and Fire that do not have enough members or tropes to justify their own page (yet).

For the main character index, see here

For the main Crownlands entry, see here

"We're all good dragon men, up Crackclaw way."
Dick Crabb

Crackclaw Point is a peninsula in the Crownlands jutting out into the narrow sea. To the north lies the Bay of Crabs, to the south Blackwater Bay. Maidenpool and Rook's Rest are west of the forested peninsula, while Dragonstone and Claw Isle are to the south and east, respectively.


The land is full of cavernous hills and bogs and pine barrens, thick with deciduous trees and evergreens like sentinels and soldier pines. Moss covers ancient ruined strongholds throughout the region. Settlement is denser along the coastal road near Maidenpool.

Noble houses from the peninsula include House Boggs, House Brune of Brownhollow, House Brune of the Dyre Den, House Cave, House Crabb (formerly of the Whispers), House Hardy, and House Pyne.

  • Bit Character: The Caves and Pynes are only mentioned. House Boggs is only seen in Tales of Dunk and Egg.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: Crackclaw is surrounded by the Mootons of the Riverlands, the Celtigars of Claw Isle and the Darklyns of Duskendale.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Surrendered to the Targaryens peacefully.
  • Praetorian Guard: Men of every Crackclaw House have served in the Kingsguard.
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  • Recycled Premise: Crackclaw's backstory is the same as The North's. They repelled the Andals but eventually intermarried with them. Then they surrendered and still have Undying Loyalty to the Targaryens.

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Noble Houses

    House Boggs 
House Boggs is a noble house from the crownlands. Their seat is located on Crackclaw Point. Neither their arms nor their words appear in the books.

Ser Mortimer Boggs

Ser Mortimer Boggs was a knight of House Boggs during the reign of Aerys I. He was a knight of some repute.
  • Jerkass: Doesn't take kindly to being beaten by a bastard.
  • Sore Loser: He was defeated by Ser Glendon Flowers. He refused to send over his horse and the armor he sent over had holes punched through it.

     House Brune 

House Brune of the Dyre Den

House Brune of the Dyre Den is a noble house from the Dyre Den, which is located in Crackclaw Point in the crownlands. Neither its arms nor its motto have appeared in the books.

The Brunes of Brownhollow are presumably a cadet branch of this house, as they are only landed knights.

Tropes related to House Brune of the Dyre Den:

  • Famous Ancestor:
    • The Brothers Brune, legendary champions who brought peace to Crackclaw Point.
  • The Ghost: Lord Eustace Brune, the Lord of Dyre Den and cousin of Ser Bennard Brune, has yet to appear in the series.
  • Undying Loyalty: Bernarr was loyal to House Targaryen right up until his death.

Historical Brunes

Ser Bernarr Brune

Bernarr Brune, slayer of Harren the Red, who died fighting in Maegor's trial of the seven.

  • Famous Ancestor: He's known in history as the slayer of Harren the Red and one of the participants of Maegor's trial of seven, in which he died fighting for Maegor.
  • Shaming the Mob: Impressed by Dick Bean's loyalty, he shamed and motivated the other knights to fight alongside Maegor.
  • The Squire: To Alyn Stokeworth, the Hand of the King.

Cadet Houses

House Brune of Brownhollow

House Brune of Brownhollow is a house of landed knights from Brownhollow, which is located in Crackclaw Point in the crownlands. According to semi-canon sources they blazon their arms with a bear paw, brown on white, within a double tressure brown. Their words are not known.

The Brownhollow Brunes are presumably a cadet branch of House Brune of the Dyre Den.

Ser Bennard Brune

The knight of Brownhollow.

Ser Lothor Brune

See the House Baelish page.

     House Crabb 

House Crabb is a noble house from the crownlands sworn to King's Landing. Its lands are found on Crackclaw Point. A former seat of the house is the Whispers, a castle ruined for over a millenium. Neither their arms nor words have appeared in the text.

Dick Crabb

Nimble Dick

A former soldier that encounters Brienne of Tarth during her search for Sansa Stark.

  • Con Man: With negative results for him, since he conned members of the Brave Companions.
  • Dangerous Deserter: Averted; the tunic with its insignia ripped out implies he's a deserter, but he doesn't try to harm Brienne.
  • Due to the Dead: After Dick gets killed by Shagwell, Brienne forces Shagwell to dig Dick's grave, kills him when he tries to kill her after finishing, and then places the money she had promised Dick after hiring him into the grave with him, since despite seeming suspicious it turned out he was being completely honest and helpful the whole time.
  • Impoverished Patrician: Possibly. Despite being a rather seedy member of the smallfolk, he claims descent from a possibly factious in-universe Memetic Badass, Ser Clarence Crabb, and by extension, the noble House of Crabb (pretty much all of the details of which come from him).
  • Lovable Rogue: Possibly a deserter, a little shady, and a con-man, but still a relatively pleasant man.
  • Red Herring: Brienee is suspicious of him during the entire journey, suspecting he might be planning to ambush, rape, and rob her. She discovers his good intentions about the same time he gets killed by Shagwell.
  • Small Reference Pools: Is rather surprised that Brienne has never heard of famous local heroes like Ser Clarence. Naturally he hasn't heard of Brienne's heroes either.
  • Too Awesome to Use: After Brienne tells him the story of a hero with a magic sword who never used it, saving it for a singular event, Dick tells her that it's better to use the best weapon available than die thinking, "I should have used the sword!" When Brienne next anticipates a fight, she thinks back to Dick's advice and pulls out her hidden Valyrian steel sword. It gives her just enough of an advantage to win the ensuing fight and avenge his death.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is derisive of the Baratheons, mentioning that the houses of Crackclaw Point have always been loyal to House Targaryen.
  • Unreliable Expositor: He gives Brienne and Podd numerous details about the history of Crackclaw Point and the houses there, but they (and the reader) are skeptical about how much of it is true. Considering how well he seemed to know the area, the amount of details he includes, and the fact he turns out to be trustworthy, at least some of what he is saying is likely true, if Shrouded in Myth.
  • Your Head Asplode: Shagwell smashes Dick's face in with a flail.

Historical Crabbs

Ser Clarence Crabb

Ser Clarence Crabb is a legendary hero from the Crackclaw Point area.

  • Alliterative Name: Clarence Crabb
  • Large and in Charge: He was apparently eight feet tall, can uproot and throw trees and so heavy he needed to ride an aurochs to carry him.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: He apparently disembodied heads for his wife who then raised them from the dead. The dead heads would talk in whispers and give him counsel. It's possible these "whispers" are what gave House Crabb's castle its name.

Ser Clarence Crabb

Clarence the Short

Ser Clarence Crabb, better known as Clarence the Short, was a knight of House Crabb who became a member of the Kingsguard at an unknown time.

    House Hardy 
House Hardy is a noble house from the Crownlands. Their lands are located on Crackclaw Point. Neither their arms nor their words have appeared.

Lord Lucifer Hardy

Lord Lucifer Hardy was lord and head of House Hardy. He is remembered for bringing peace to Crackclaw Point, though it did not survive him long.
  • Ironic Name: A great champion named after the Lord of all evil.

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