Northern Houses: House Bolton
The Boltons are an old line descended from the First Man, and can be traced back to the Age of Heroes. They once ruled as The Red Kings from the Dreadfort. They were known for flaying the skin of their enemies (several of them were from House Stark). Eventually, they submitted to the Starks during the Andal invasion.
The seat of House Bolton is The Dreadfort. Their sigil is a red flayed man on pink strewn with red drops (but in the show, it’s just a flayed man on a black field). Their words are “Our Blades are Sharp”
In the books, Roose Bolton is still alive. He is not only the Lord of the Dreadfort, but he is also the Warden of the North. His legitimized son Ramsay is his heir. Roose also had another legitimate son Domeric, but he was poisoned by Ramsay (before the story in the books/show started). He’s also married to Walda Frey and she is carrying his child. In the show, House Bolton is extinct.
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